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Trains to Thatcham

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 12:45
    Saturday 07:00 - 13:45
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


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


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Please note part time staff only.
  • Customer Service Notes :

    Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 90
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£163.50

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 53
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    6 Sheffield hoops and 5 key operated secure cycle lockers.Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

Trains to Thatcham


Station Road, Thatcham, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG19 4PP
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 12:45
Saturday 07:00 - 13:45
Sunday Closed