To the west of the station the new depot, on the north side of the line, is well under way with main sheds erected, track in place and electrification masts erected. It is planned to move depot operations from the "triangle" site to the new location in summer 2013. This will allow work to start on the next major project, the construction of flyovers to carry the main lines over the routes to be used by freight trains and so avoid conflict between passenger services and long freights using the Reading West curve.
East of Reading station, track and signalling is now in place through the underpass between the northernmost tracks and the Southern route to Wokingham, Guildford and Waterloo, allowing freight and ECS movements to reach that route without crossing the main lines on the level. Electrification masts are in place along the main line as far as the bridge over the river Kennet.