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Easy Access

Aquis House is located directly opposite Reading’s mainline railway station, which provides an excellent service to London and the rest of the UK.

By Road

Excellent links to the national motorway network

M44 miles
M2525 miles
London42 miles


Airports accessible via the motorway network

Heathrow25 miles
Southampton47 miles
Gatwick55 miles

By Rail

Reading railway station is directly opposite Aquis House

London Paddington26 mins
Bristol1 hour 15 mins
Basingstoke1 hour 35 mins


When the line fully opens in 2019, Crossrail will run to Reading, serving a total of 40 stations along the entire route. There will initially be two trains an hour from Reading and passengers will be able to travel into, and beyond, Central London without the need to change at Paddington. This will significantly improve access and journey times into the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.

For the maximum benefit, by combining the First Great Western service to Paddington with the Crossrail service, the following journey times will be achievable:

  • Reading to Paddington – 26 mins
  • Reading to West End (Bond Street) – 32 mins
  • Reading to City (Liverpool Street) – 39 mins
  • Reading to Canary Wharf – 46 mins

There will be 24 Crossrail trains an hour from Paddington through Central London


(Western Rail Access to Heathrow)

The Department for Transport has announced plans to invest £500m to build a new rail link from Reading to Heathrow Airport. The proposed rail link has been adopted by Network Rail and could open by 2018. Passengers using the new rail link will no longer have to travel to London Paddington to reach the airport. In the meantime RailAir offers regular coach services from Reading to Heathrow (Journey time approx 50 mins)

What WRAtH delivers for Reading:

  • 28 minute journey time
  • Four trains per hour, direct