Bracknell railway station
Bracknell station, in 2007, looking east, with the west-(Reading)-bound platform in the foreground. (Original concrete footbridge visible in distance.)
|Local authority||Bracknell Forest|
|Managed by||South Western Railway|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 9 July 1856|
|Original company||Staines and Wokingham Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and South Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bracknell from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station was opened in 1856 by the Staines and Wokingham Railway which was taken over by the London and South Western Railway in 1878. British Railways closed the goods yard in 1969. The station was redeveloped in 1975, and the entrance is now under the Bracknell Quintiles building.
Trains run between London Waterloo and Reading every 30 minutes, seven days a week. On weekdays there are extra morning and evening peak time trains between Reading and London Waterloo, with one evening service from Reading terminating at Staines.
Journey times to London Waterloo are around an hour, whilst to Reading it is 20 mins.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Martins Heron||South Western Railway
Waterloo to Reading
Bracknell bus station is next to the railway station.
In 2008 work began to improve access for passengers with wheelchairs, baby-vehicles or bicycles. A new covered footbridge, with both staircases and lifts, was completed and opened in 2009. Before this, the only way to reach the "Down" (Reading-bound) platform was over the steps of the original footbridge at the London end of the platforms. This was a classic Southern Railway design with no roof, built of pre-cast concrete sections. It had also provided direct access from Crowthorne Road North, but this extra span had long been disconnected. Once the new bridge was opened, the old bridge was taken out of use and fenced off. It was demolished in May 2009. In 2017 the platforms were extended to suit 10 to 12 car trains as the increase of passengers on the line
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bracknell railway station.|
- Train times and station information for Bracknell railway station from National Rail
- Bracknell railway station in the 1866 edition of Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway Hand-Book of Great Britain & Ireland