Reading (雷丁), Berkshire (伯克郡)

Reading, pronounced as “Red-ing”, is a large town located in Berkshire, South East England. It is a popular commuter town given that it only takes 25 minutes by train to London Paddington.


The Elizabeth Line, operated by TFL’s Crossrail, has started its service from Reading to London in 2019. This new railway will run beneath London from Reading and Heathrow through central London across to the East of London. The central London section of the line is still under construction due to some signal issues. The completion date has been delayed several times, and they estimate it will be completed by 2022.


Reading not only has some outstanding primary and secondary schools, but also has a University. The University of Reading is currently (2020) ranked 39th in the UK in the “Complete University Guide”.


雷丁 (Reading),發音為“ Red-ing” (拼法跟「閱讀」剛好相同,可是意思和讀音都不同),是位於英格蘭東南部伯克郡的一個大城鎮。 這是一個受歡迎的通勤小鎮,乘火車到倫敦帕丁頓(London Paddington)只需25分鐘。


由TFL的Crossrail營運的伊麗莎白線, 於2019年通車。這條新鐵路將從雷丁(Reading)和希思羅(Heathrow)穿過倫敦市中心,直達倫敦東部。由於一些信號問題,該線路的倫敦市中心部分仍在建設中。完工日期已經推遲了好幾次,他們估計到2022年完成。


雷丁不只有一些優秀的中小學,而且還有一所大學。雷丁大學目前(2020年)在《Complete University Guide》中排名英國第39位。



Reference: https://www.cps.gov.uk/thames-and-chiltern



Reference: https://www.elclondonstreet.co.uk/travel-and-transportation/map/






Transportations 交通




Some of the major London stations:

1 – London Victoria

2 – London Bridge

3 – London St Pancras International

4 – London Waterloo

5 – London Paddington

6 – London Euston

7 – London Liverpool Street









Train 火車

Reading – London Paddington

  • Great Western Railway: 25 – 27 minutes (Fast Train)

  • South Western Railway: 1 hour 22 minutes (Slow Train)

Train Price 火車價錢 (September 2020)

Weekly Season Ticket 週票: £118.60

Monthly Season Ticket 月票: £454.70

Annual Season Ticket 年票: £4736


Contactless pay as you go is available between Reading and London

(Can't use Oyster Card yet)


Peak (Mon to Fri from 0630 to 0930 and from 1600 to 1900): £24.4

Off Peak (all other times including public holiday): £10.60


Reading – Gatwick Airport

  • Great Western Railway + Thameslink: Go via Redhill –1h30mins

Train price 火車價格 (September 2020)

One way 單程票: £20.30

Return來回程票: £20.40


Elizabeth Line 伊麗莎白線 (TFL)

  • London Paddington: 57 minutes

https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/elizabeth-line



Reading – Heathrow Airport

  • TFL: Change at Hayes & Harlington – 1hour

Train price 火車價格 (September 2020)

One way 單程票: £20.50

Return來回程票: £26



Coach 旅遊巴士

Reading – Heathrow Airport


Reading (Train station) – Heathrow (Central Bus Station)

  • Railair – 1 hour

https://www.firstgroup.com/railair/reading

Coach Price 巴士價格 (September 2020)

One way 單程票: £20

Return來回程票: £28



Car 揸車


Driving to Central London: 1 hour to 1 hour 40 minutes via M4 road (depends on traffic)

大概1小時40分鐘車程去倫敦





Reading House Prices 雷丁樓價


Average House Price 平均房價 (2020):

£355,102

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/reading.html



Sale 買: can use the link below to consider 以下連結可作參考

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/Reading.html

Rental 租:

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Reading.html






Education 教育


Schools in Reading 學校

Ofsted rating: List of schools’ ratings in Reading

教育、兒童服務與技能標準局: 雷丁教育評估報告

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase&region=870&geographic=la&phase=16to18


State Schools 政府資助學校 (公校)


Nursery/ Infant School 幼兒園/幼稚園 + Pre-school (Year 1 and 2) 小學 一年級 二年級



Primary 小學


Secondary 中學