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The Staines, Wokingham and Woking Junction Railway opened Ascot station in 1856 – and by then, the town was already a byword for horseracing. Royal Ascot, the race meeting established by Queen Anne in 1711, had long been drawing crowds of the great and good, and in the late 19th century many began making their way to the event by train. By 1922, catching the train to Ascot was so popular a special platform for Ascot Racecourse was created. The special platform closed in 1965, but there was no let-up in popularity for Royal Ascot. The week still sees trains from London Waterloo to Ascot arrive packed, despite an increased service (every 15 minutes). For the rest of the year, the station is kept busy by lesser race meetings and commuter traffic between London and Reading. Ascot Racecourse is a seven-minute walk along Station Road and Ascot High Street, with its shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Station details & facilities

In the station building, there is a ticket office, small kiosk and toilet facilities. Three platforms are currently in use, and access to platforms 2 and 3 is by footbridge (platform 2 only) or subway. Barrow crossings enable step-free access across the tracks, but these can only be used with assistance. There is a taxi rank and bus stop outside the station entrance on Station Hill.

Departures and arrivals from Ascot (Berks)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ascot (Berks) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:081On time
to ReadingSouth Western Railway10:132On time
to AldershotSouth Western Railway10:233On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:381On time
to ReadingSouth Western Railway10:432On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ReadingSouth Western Railway10:071On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:132On time
from AldershotSouth Western Railway10:303On time
from ReadingSouth Western Railway10:371On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway10:422On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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