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Newbury Racecourse station was opened in 1905 to serve the famous local racecourse. Originally it was only used on race days, but nowadays it also provides commuter services to the East Fields area of the town, with regular local services to and from Reading and Newbury town centre. During race meetings extra trains, including intercity services, can call at the station. These tend to call at an extra platform, with direct access to the racecourse. Beyond the racecourse, the station is well located for a number of businesses north of the railway tracks, along Hambridge Road and the surrounding streets. Newbury town centre is about a mile away - or one stop on the train - and has plenty of local and big-name shops around Market Street and the Kennet Shopping Centre. To the south of town is the former Greenham Common air base, much of which has been returned to heathland following the end of the Cold War.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please note station is unstaffed. Please call our help line if you require assistance at this station
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces4
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 2

Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to both platforms via stepped footbridge

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible Taxis available at this station Please call our free help line for assistance.

The station has no ticket-buying facilities, and only two of its platforms are in regular use - the unnumbered third platform is on the racecourse side, and only used on race days. Access to platforms 1 and 2 is via a stepped footbridge, and there is also direct access to platform 2 from an access road off Hambridge Road. Passengers requiring step-free access should use Newbury station as an alternative. The closest bus stop is on Hambridge Road.

Departures and arrivals from Newbury Racecourse

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Newbury Racecourse station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NewburyGreat Western Railway18:341Late
to ReadingGreat Western Railway18:492On time
to NewburyGreat Western Railway19:341On time
to BedwynGreat Western Railway19:551On time
to NewburyGreat Western Railway20:051On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ReadingGreat Western Railway18:321On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway18:492On time
from ReadingGreat Western Railway19:341On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway19:541On time
from ReadingGreat Western Railway20:051On time
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