To help deliver improvement works at Reading station the newly refurbished subway opens on Friday 1st March on the same day the section of the passenger bridge which links the station to the multi-storey car park will close for good.
The much-improved new pedestrian route from Vastern Road direct into the town centre will connect residents living north of the station.
The current passenger bridge will close permanently, to allow new platforms underneath it to be completed. For four weeks people will be able to use a temporary walking route via the new subway. Those using the temporary route should allow up to an additional 15 minutes to get to their trains.
The subway, which will be maintained by Council, has a new lighting and digital CCTV system linked to the station and police.
When the new northern entrance and passenger bridge is opened in April 2013, the subway will be the only means for those without train tickets to get from one side of the railway to the other.