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Originally built in 1838, Slough station can lay claim to a very auspicious piece of rail history: it was here that Queen Victoria embarked on her first train journey in 1842. This was then the closest station to Windsor Castle, and Victoria continued to use it for another seven years before the completion of the Windsor & Eton branch in 1849. Today trains to Slough arrive at a grand, late 19th century building, and the station serves as an important commuter hub, connecting to Oxford, Reading and London Paddington as well as Windsor. Dog lovers should visit platform five and see the tribute to ‘Station Jim’, who worked as Canine Collector for the Great Western Railway Widows and Orphans Fund. Every time a penny was dropped in his collection box Jim would bark, and in his two years as station mascot he collected £40 – a huge £2,500 in today’s money.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are only sold between 10:00 and 17:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:30
Saturday 06:30 - 21:30
Sunday 07:00 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
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
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 spaces615
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£353.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces144
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 5 and front of station
Cycle storage notes<p>30 space rack in East car park. 6 space rack in North West car park.Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level access from highway to both sides of station giving step free access to London Paddington (slow), Reading (fast) and Windsor services. Lifts are available near the bridge to cross platforms.

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

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

There are entrances on both sides of Slough station, with the main concourse and ticket office at the eastern (Brunel Way) entrance. The six platforms are connected by two footbridges, and lifts on the northern bridge offer step-free access. There is also direct access to platforms 5 and 6 from the western (Railway Terrace) entrance. Toilets are located on platforms 1 and 5. Platform 6 is a bay to the north of platform 5.

Departures and arrivals from Slough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Slough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ReadingTfL Rail12:444On time
to London PaddingtonTfL Rail12:455On time
to Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway12:544On time
to Worcester Foregate StreetGreat Western Railway13:042On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway13:093On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonTfL Rail12:444On time
from ReadingTfL Rail12:445On time
from Windsor & Eton CentralGreat Western Railway12:511On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway12:534On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway13:032On time
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