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Reading Half Marathon: Road closures and transport diversions

A NUMBER of roads around the town will be closed while the Sage Reading Half Marathon takes place on Sunday. The organisers have worked with Reading Borough Council to manage traffic throughout the day, to ensure the race can take place in safety, while minimising the disruption to residents and other road users. The first closures will be in place around Green Park from 7am, with more rolling road closures from 9am and 9.30am, with the majority of closures being in place from 9.45am.

Roads will begin to reopen from 11.30am, with every road expected to be open by 4pm.
A FREE shuttle bus will ferry runners and spectators to and from Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium between 7am and 2.30pm. A taxi service offering a flat rate of GBP10 will operate between the station and the stadium, with designated taxi pick-up points at both locations.

RUNNERS travelling into Reading by train are advised to check with National Rail Enquiries before they travel by calling 08457 48 49 50 or visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk.
READING Buses’ services will be diverted, delayed or cancelled while the race is taking place. The company will be running three FREE shuttle services from 6.30am until 4pm: the M1 station to Stadium shuttle; the M2 Shinfield Park shuttle; and the M3 Mereoak Park and Ride shuttle.

Reading Buses Marketing and Communications Manager Jake Osman said: “Disruption to service is inevitable before, during and after the race, but this popular event is extremely important to the town and we are pleased to be able to support this fantastic race as well as enjoy a good relationship with the organisers. “In all cases, we ask that everyone travelling on the day is patient and gives themselves extra time if they need to get somewhere. “For information on all the disruption to services, customers are advised to visit www.reading-buses.co.uk which lists the diversions or cancellations on a route-by-route basis to make it easy to find out what is happening with your service.

“We also advise customers to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-the-minute information. “Whilst we can plan for the road closures, we do ask people to keep in mind that if roads are re-opened later than planned then diversions may continue until buses can return to their normal routes – and we will advise customers through social media.” The full road-closure list can be found below:

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