Biggest track change in 100 years of UK rail completed on time and within budget
Bechtel and Network Rail have successfully completed the massive expansion of Reading Station—one of the busiest stations outside London—on schedule and within budget. The work was carried out over four years as a major part of the $1.5 billion Reading Station Area Redevelopment program. The track layout outside Reading station has been improved to ease congestion, and the station’s capacity has been doubled allowing it to cater for up to 30 million passengers a year, which is forecast by 2030. The new station was formally opened on 17th July 2014 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.