Construction is well underway at Winnersh Triangle’s Park and Ride, as a £6.8million infrastructure improvement project led by Wokingham Borough Council gathers pace. The initiative, supported by Frasers Property, will expand the Park and Ride’s capacity, thereby encouraging sustainable travel, reducing local traffic congestion and emissions, and supporting economic growth.
As well as encouraging greater use of the railway and bus services, the Park & Ride improvement project will also deliver additional cycle parking, as well as 35 new electric vehicle charging stations. Public realm improvements also form part of the ambitious plan, including new paving and green space around the station.
The project is part of Wokingham Borough Council’s climate change improvements, as it targets carbon neutral by 2030. The works align with Frasers 2050 aspirations to achieve net zero carbon across the whole portfolio by 2050, and to be climate resilient and establish mitigation and adaptation plans by 2022.Improved and sustainable transport infrastructure will play a vital role in working towards cutting carbon dioxide emissions from transport.
What you need to know:
- The Park and Ride serves a route into Reading town centre by Reading Buses and the nearby South Western Railway train line.
- During construction, trains and buses continue to run from the site.
- Capacity of the car park will be reduced during the construction period – there are currently around 100 spaces available.
- Once complete, there’ll be an increased total of around 500 spaces up for grabs.
- You may have noticed the bus stop has been temporarily moved as part of the works, now located on Wharfdale Road.
- The bridge over Wharfdale Road and usual pedestrian routes to the station remain accessible.
You may also have noticed a number of cones and Heras fencing around some of our green spaces – we also have work underway, by award winning landscape team Nurture, to enhance the park’s green and open spaces.
The Park and Ride improvement works are due to complete in spring 2022. If you have any questions about the works and temporary changes to access, please email email@example.com