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Taplow station opened in 1872, replacing the old Maidenhead and Taplow station, which had stood nearby since the 1830s. Its buildings have changed little since then, other than footbridge repairs and a new coat of paint in 2006. It stands in a semi-rural area between Maidenhead and Slough, and is served by trains on the London Paddington-to-Reading line. The journey to the capital takes just under 40 minutes, but passenger traffic through the station is fairly small, with the vast majority of local commuters joining the line at either Maidenhead or Slough. Nevertheless, the station buildings are fairly grand, reflecting the ambitions Great Western Railway had for the original line. Sleepy Taplow itself is about a mile to the north and has two large stately homes: Cliveden and Taplow Court. If those aren't your scene, you'll the Bishop Centre, a large retail park with big-name stores and a few restaurants, round the corner from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 13:14
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
Baby changeUnavailable
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.Please note 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
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 spaces90
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£217.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 4
Cycle storage notes<p>10 space cycle storage facility on London Paddington platform</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Level access from highway to ticket office and London Paddington platform. Access to Reading platform only via stepped footbridge
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes
Accessible Taxis available at this station Please request staff assistance.
Taplow's main entrance is on the north side of the station, on Approach Road. There's a ticket desk in the small concourse, and double doors lead out to platform 4 (towards London). There's also a direct entrance on to the platform from the car park. On the platform, you'll find toilets, a ticket machine and a bike rack. Access to platform 3 (towards Reading) is via a stepped footbridge. Platforms 1 and 2 are not currently in use.

Departures and arrivals from Taplow

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Taplow station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London PaddingtonTfL Rail21:384On time
to ReadingTfL Rail21:513On time
to London PaddingtonTfL Rail22:084On time
to ReadingTfL Rail22:213On time
to London PaddingtonTfL Rail22:384On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ReadingTfL Rail21:384On time
from London PaddingtonTfL Rail21:513On time
from ReadingTfL Rail22:084On time
from London PaddingtonTfL Rail22:213On time
from ReadingTfL Rail22:384On time
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