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Trains to Reading

Reading Station originally opened in 1840 as a stop on the London to Bristol service. It has seen many expansions over the years, the latest one in 2015, and is now the 2nd largest interchange outside of London. Around 20 million passengers use Reading station every year, and there are around 140 trains to Reading from London Paddington a day. Each August Bank Holiday, Reading is host to the exciting 3-day Reading festival, which attracts up to 90,000 people. The station is used by festival-goers who take the train to Reading and then walk the short distance to the event. Trains to Reading station are provided by both Great Western Railway and South Western Railway

Station details & facilities

Reading Station has a total of 15 platforms. Platforms 8 to 15 are reached via the footbridge over the tracks. There are display boards to help with train times at Reading Station and an information desk near the station newsagent to help with the Reading train timetables. The multi-storey car park is accessed from a central position beside the Marks and Spencer food store. For wheelchair access, a ramp is located at the Forbury Road entrance.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00 and Sun 09:00 - 20:00
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 22:45
    Saturday 05:30 - 22:45
    Sunday 07:15 - 22:45
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 03457 000 125

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • 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 points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :

WiFi

  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :
  • Web kiosk : False

ATMs

  • ATM available :

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Multi Storey Car Park
  • Carpark operator : APCOA Parking (UK) Limited
  • Car parking spaces : 1275
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1805.50
    Daily£23.70
    Monthly£215.00
    Three Monthly£565.50
    Weekly£118.50

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 344
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : front of station, underground short stay car park and long stay car park
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Cycles can be carried free of charge,restrictions apply and you need to make a reservation up to two hours before the train leaves the station it is starting from. Please see our Cycling by train leaflet.

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    platforms can be reached via lift and bridge, ticket office is step free.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxi are available at the station entrance. please request staff assistance if you need to.

Trains to Reading

Address

Station Approach, Reading, RG1 1LZ
Ticket Office Hours
Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00 and Sun 09:00 - 20:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 22:45
Saturday 05:30 - 22:45
Sunday 07:15 - 22:45

Reading Live Departures

Latest

Poor weather conditions affecting trains in the South West of England. More details can be found in Latest Travel News.

Poor weather conditions are affecting trains in the Midlands this morning. More details and the impact to your journey can be found in Latest Travel News.

Disruption to Great Western Railway services between Southall and Slough. More details can be found in Latest Travel News.

Disruption between Didcot Parkway and Reading. More details can be found in Latest Travel News.

A fault with the signalling system between Watford Junction and London Euston is causing delays of up to 15 minutes and cancellations between these stations.

14:01

Reading

Great Western Railway

Station Due 14:10

14:07

Reading

Great Western Railway

Station Due 14:13

14:11

Reading

Great Western Railway

On time

14:10

Reading

Great Western Railway

Station Due 14:13

14:12

Reading

South Western Railway

On time

14:12

Reading

Great Western Railway

Station Due 14:08

14:03

Cheltenham Spa

Great Western Railway

Station Leaving 14:11

14:07

Basingstoke

Great Western Railway

On time

14:10

London Paddington

Great Western Railway

Station Leaving 14:14

14:12

London Waterloo

South Western Railway

On time

14:12

Newbury

Great Western Railway

On time

14:12

Swansea

Great Western Railway

Station Leaving 14:14

14:14

London Paddington

Great Western Railway

On time