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Theale station in West Berkshire lies on the Reading-to-Plymouth line, an important branch of the Great Western Main Line. Regular services from Theale connect passengers with a long list of local and further-afield destination across the south, and on weekdays, there is one train per hour to London Paddington, taking about 45 minutes, with more at peak-times, but these often require a change at Reading. The pretty village centre, with its range of small shops, pubs, hairdressers, a pharmacy, library and post office along High Street and Church Street, is a ten-minute walk from the station. The village's amenities, rail connections and Junction 12 of the M4 makes it a very popular place to do business, with Arlington Business Park the largest of several business parks in the village. Close by the station is a large network of waterways including the Kennet & Avon Canal, River Kennet and a range of lakes popular for water sports, fishing and bird watching.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 13:00
Saturday 06:45 - 11:30
Sunday Closed
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
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 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 spaces216
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£239.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>5 key operated cycle lockers.Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
No step free access to any part of the station
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.
Theale station does not have level access to the ticket office or its two platforms. Reading or Aldermaston stations are recommended for passengers requiring step-free access to trains on this line. There's a part-time ticket cabin and a ticket machine for use when that's closed, plus a pay-and-display car park with bike racks and lockers. Each platform has shelters and an info point. Catch buses for onward local travel on Church Street, about a six-minute walk along Station Road.

Departures and arrivals from Theale

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Theale station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to ReadingGreat Western Railway13:291Late
to NewburyGreat Western Railway13:402On time
to NewburyGreat Western Railway14:162On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway14:201On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway14:321On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NewburyGreat Western Railway13:291Late
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway13:402On time
from ReadingGreat Western Railway14:162On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway14:191On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway14:311On time
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