MIX PLEASURE
& BUSINESS

Reap the benefits of being in Reading
and by the mainline to London

MIX PLEASURE & BUSINESS

Reading is considered the capital of the Thames Valley and the commercial centre for the region. World leaders in finance, IT, global communications and a high concentration of FTSE 100 companies have their headquarters in the area.

As one of the largest towns in the south-east, Reading is a city in all but name. In its 2012 Cities Outlook, the Centre for Cities identified Reading as one to watch – a “small and nimble” city because of its continued increase in business start-ups and wage levels. The report is one of several published in recent years to have recognised Reading as being among the UK’s top ten economies.

The Thames Valley is also home to leading universities including Reading, Oxford, Oxford Brookes and Surrey.

For companies requiring high-end telecom connectivity to power technological developments and web-based applications, Reading town centre is an exceptional location.

Reading has been ranked the second best-performing city in the UK after Oxford in the Good Growth Index, 2014–16.

Source: PwC and Demos ‘Good Growth index’ November 2017

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CONNECT TRAVEL & TIME

FEW LOCATIONS CAN RIVAL READING’S RAIL, ROAD AND BUS SERVICE CONNECTIVITY

Reading Bridge House is conveniently located just a short walk from Reading station. From there, frequent direct trains into London Paddington take just 26 minutes. Reading is also a major rail hub with services across the Thames Valley and other parts of the country.

The Heathrow RailAir link stops outside the station providing easy access to and from the airport. This runs every 20 minutes (every 30 mins at weekends). The proposed Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) will enhance connections between Reading and the airport with journey times of approximately 26 minutes.

From 2019 the new Elizabeth Line rail service between Reading and London will be in operation. Serving a total of 40 stations along the entire route, passengers will easily be able to travel into, and beyond central London.

Reading also has an award-winning bus service and river walkways and cycle paths make green travel a pleasure. Reading benefits from excellent road connections, served by three motorway junctions (M4 J10, 11 & 12).

 

On foot Time
Reading Station 3 mins
By rail  
London Paddington 26 mins
London Heathrow via RailAir link 45 mins
Links to Europe via Eurostar London St Pancras -
By road  
M4 (junction 11) 10 mins
M25 (junction 15) 30 mins
Heathrow Airport 45 mins
Central London 80 mins

 

ELIZABETH LINE (CROSSRAIL)