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Reading General Station (Reading)

Reading General Station is one of the railway stations that serve Reading in Berkshire.

The other is Reading West Station.

Reading General was originally built by Isambard Kingdomn Brunel in 1840, but was substantially rebuilt in 1867. The associated Great Western Hotel, built in 1844, has been converted to offices, but is beleived to be the world`s oldest surviving railway hotel.

Trains from London leave from Paddington Station, and arrive by way of Iver, Slough and Maidenhead.

They continue to Didcot, Swindon and Bristol.

Another line runs to Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton.

And another line goes to Wokingham, Farnborough and Guildford.

There was another station, Reading South, which closed in 1965.

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