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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 19:40:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 19:40:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 19:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteSpar supermarket
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shops
ATM notes
Within SPAR retail shop, usage charge may apply.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step free Category A station - This station has step free access to all platforms via lifts. Platform 1 can be accessed via ramp to the front of the station.
Toilets notesThe Ladies and Gentleman's toilets are located on Platform 2. The accessible toilet is located on Platform 3. National key toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available from station staff upon request.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi".
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Meeting point: Ticket office.
Customer Service notes
Please visit https://www.railhelp.co.uk/gwr/ for GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces2895
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces182
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Outside station
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Didcot Parkway station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:232Late
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:355On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:384On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:401On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:002Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:222Late
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:235On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:381On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:395On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:484On time
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