* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Martins Heron from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
British Rail opened the station in October 1988, and it is one of the most recent stations on this largely Victorian line. It is next to a Tesco supermarket, and Tesco contributed to the cost of building the station as a condition of being granted planning permission for the supermarket.
There are entrances on both platforms, and Platform 1 has a ticket office that is open in the morning. The two platforms, in common with most stations on this line, are long enough for eight coach trains.
Martins Heron is served by trains between Reading and London Waterloo, which run every 30 minutes Monday to Sunday, with additional peak services increasing frequencies to about every 15 minutes in the evening.
Trains from Martins Heron take about 55 minutes to reach London Waterloo and 20 minutes to reach Reading.