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12:37PM, Wednesday 24 August 2016
Advice has been issued for revellers making their way to Reading Festival by train.
Operator Great Western Railway has published the advice as thousands of people make their way to the site in Richfield Avenue from today (Wednesday) ahead of the weekend's event.
Festival ticket holders are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey as a queuing system will be in place.
Travellers making their way to the festival should leave Reading Station by the south exit (closest to the city centre shops), where they can catch a shuttle bus, taxi, or walk to the site.
A queuing system will be in place for the shuttle buses, and ticket holders are being urged to use the pedestrian crossing as signposted.
GWR will also run three additional trains in the early hours of Monday morning to take festival-goers home when the music ends.
The extra services will run as follows:
— 0134 Reading to London Paddington, calling at: Twyford, Maidenhead, Slough, and Ealing Broadway
— 0317 Reading to Paddington calling at: Twyford, Maidenhead, Slough, and Ealing Broadway
— 0504 Reading to Redhill calling at: Wokingham, Black Water, North Camp, Ash, Guildford, Shalford, Dorking (Deepdene), and Reigate
Those heading home are being asked to walk down Richfield Avenue, Caversham Road and then take Vastern Roads (the one to the left of TGI Fridays) to Reading Station’s north entrance.
Shuttle buses will be available to take people from Caversham Road to the north entrance
Those returning home after the festival should allow at least two hours to get to their train from the festival venue if they have booked a ticket on a specific train service. If you miss your booked train due to arriving late you may have to purchase a further ticket to board a different service.
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