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Thatcham station lies on the banks of the River Kennet, between Newbury and Reading. The town itself is an ancient settlement, and is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain. By contrast the station is a modern affair, having undergone various renovations and rebuilds since its construction in 1847. In the 18th and 19th centuries the town was a prosperous coaching stop, but rail had taken over by the end of the 19th century, thanks in part to Thatcham's convenient location on the main line from Paddington to the southwest. Today Thatcham is a quiet, attractive with a large commuter population shuttling back and forth to Reading, Newbury and London. It makes an ideal base for exploring the nearby countryside - the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Kennet and Avon Cycle Route can both picked up in the town.

Station details & facilities

Thatcham station's main entrance is on the north side of the station, and has a small car park - but you'll find the much larger main car park on the south side, across the level crossing on Chamberhouse Mill Lane. The main ticket office leads onto platform 2, with access to platform 1 via a footbridge, or via a direct entrance from the main car park. The main car park is also close to the Kennet and Avon Canal - the towpath is just over the bridge.

Departures and arrivals from Thatcham

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Thatcham station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ReadingGreat Western Railway13:592On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway14:031Late
to ReadingGreat Western Railway15:001On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway15:012On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway15:522On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NewburyGreat Western Railway13:592On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway14:021Late
from NewburyGreat Western Railway15:001On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway15:012On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway15:522On time
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