Aldermaston train station is located in Aldermaston Wharf, approximately 2 miles from the village of Aldermaston. Opened in 1847, the station is part of the Great Western Railway, offering services to Reading, Newbury and London Paddington.
The Kennet and Avon canal also passes through Aldermaston Wharf, which also has a boat hire business and a canal-side tearoom, popular with tourists. Aldermaston itself is an ancient settlement, possibly occupied in some way from 1690 BCE. Many of its picturesque villages are Grade II listed, and date from either the 1600s or 1800s. Today, the town is best known as a base for the UKs’ nuclear weapons programme, and the related protest marches.
There are two platforms at Aldermaston train station, each featuring a small shelter with seats. The platforms are linked with a small footbridge. Weekday services run hourly, with journey times of around 15 minutes to Reading and 16 minutes to Newbury. Sunday trains run from Aldermaston every two hours.
Works to upgrade the line with electrification started in March 2018 and temporary bus services replaced some journeys from the station. The A4 road also passes nearby.
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