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Although the railway has run through the Oxfordshire town of Didcot since the 1840s, the current five-platform station opened just north of the town in the summer of 1985, with a vast car park for season-ticket holders. Since then Didcot town has matured into a large residential town, with a steady stream of commuters heading into London, Bristol and Bath, Cardiff and Swansea. Didcot was once famous for its less-than-beautiful power stations, but the last of them disappeared in 2015, and now the largest town in South Oxfordshire appeals to culture vultures, walkers and shoppers. The multi-faceted Orchard Centre, with a cinema and entertainment centre as well as 30 high-street favourites and a monthly farmers market, is a two-minute walk from the station. Those who fancy a stroll further afield can turn to Ladygrove Park and Lakes, and rail fans will love the Didcot Railway Centre - it's a popular day out for families too, especially when Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into town.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 19:40
Saturday 06:30 - 19:40
Sunday 08:00 - 19:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces1127
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces138
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside station
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

The Foxhall car park is inaccessible access via steps and foot bridge only, East car park is step free and accessible.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

A subway with stairs and lifts connects Didcot Parkway's five platforms, which have everything a traveller could need - seating galore, a supermarket, luggage trolleys, a coffee shop, a bike hire and 138 cycle stands. The station has six entrances on Station Road, two leading directly onto platform 1, three into the ticket office and one into the subway. Outside there are parking spaces for 1,127 season-ticket holders and RingGo users, and a taxi rank for onward journeys.

Departures and arrivals from Didcot Parkway

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Didcot Parkway station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ReadingGreat Western Railway23:184On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway23:223On time
to OxfordGreat Western Railway23:454On time
to OxfordGreat Western Railway00:243On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway04:104Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from OxfordGreat Western Railway23:065On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway23:123On time
from OxfordGreat Western Railway23:174On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway23:563On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway00:233On time
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