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Reading West railway station lies in the western suburbs of Reading around a mile from the city centre. It was opened in the mid-19th century by Great Western Railway along the route from Reading to Newbury. It was originally built to serve as a stop between stations in the North and South of the country without having to reverse out of the city’s main station. It’s a staffed station with a ticket office open during the mornings. There are two platforms connected by a footbridge and facilities that include benches, canopy shelters and help points. There are at least three trains an hour direct to Reading in 4 minutes and two an hour direct to Basingstoke in 23 minutes during peak hours.

There are several points of interest within walking distance of Reading West railway station including the leafy Prospect Park where you can walk among the mature trees of the former stately gardens. Alternatively, if you’re in need of a little retail therapy, try the nearby Broad Street Mall.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 10:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Reading West are:

  • Reading
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
please note the station is only staffed part time.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Tilehust Road Station entrance - Step free access to Basingstoke / Newbury platform. Reading platform accessed via stepped footbridge.

Oxford Road entrance - access to Reading platform via ramp (approx 1:9) and four steps. Basingstoke / Newbury platform accessed via stepped footbridge.

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

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

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Departures and arrivals from Reading West

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Reading West station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BasingstokeGreat Western Railway07:411On time
to NewburyGreat Western Railway08:131On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway08:302On time
to BasingstokeGreat Western Railway08:411On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway09:122On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ReadingGreat Western Railway07:401On time
from ReadingGreat Western Railway08:131On time
from BasingstokeGreat Western Railway08:282On time
from ReadingGreat Western Railway08:401On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway09:122On time
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