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Winnersh Triangle

From Monday, 29 November Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride bus service rehomed temporarily

Expansion works at the Winnersh Triangle park and ride have temporarily reduced the available spaces in the car park. Whilst these works continue, Reading Buses will be temporarily moving the park and ride service to the all-new Thames Valley park and ride located in Earley.

Reading Buses will be providing a new temporary park and ride service, numbered 400, from Thames Valley car park from 29 November which will bring users into Reading town centre. This is to ensure there is enough parking for park and ride customers, as the temporarily reduced car park at Winnersh Triangle was regularly over capacity meaning bus users were finding it difficult to find a space.

The current 500 Winnersh Triangle bus service will be suspended from 29 November. The Winnersh Triangle car park will still be in use for those using the train service during the construction process.  Further information can be found here.

Reduced Parking at Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride

The Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride site is currently being improved with additional spaces and more electric vehicle chargepoints.  During construction the majority of the car park is closed, however, there are just under 100 spaces available.

This car park operates as a transport hub for both bus and rail services.  From the edge of Winnersh Business Park, buses depart every 15 minutes to the centre of Reading via the A329M. Services operate Monday to Saturday, with weekday services commencing at 06:45. The last park & ride bus out of Reading will be 18:48 however return park & ride tickets will be accepted on the Reading Buses lion 4/X4 if returning later in the evening.

Customers using the rail services are required to pay the full parking charge at the pay & display machines prior to entering the rail station. Customers using the bus service are required to register their vehicle at the car park machines with their full vehicle registration before accessing the bus. This includes blue badge holders.

Car parking charges

Concessionary “Free” bus pass holders are required to pay the parking fee of £1.00 when they show their bus pass to the driver who will, on payment, provide a parking ticket to the customer.  For non-concessionary bus users the parking charge is included within your bus ticket.

The car park at Winnersh is owned and managed by Wokingham Borough Council, so if you have any questions or issues with the car park, please call 01189 746 318 or 01189 746 000.

Park & Ride Fares

For Park and Ride users, the charges are £4.70 for a day return at peak times (before 9.30am) and £4.00 for a day return after 9.30am. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.  

This site is served by Reading Buses, please see their website for any changes to the service and for full details of the Park & Ride fares.  

Cycle parking and two electric vehicle charge points are located on site.

New parking machines at Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride

Drivers must register their vehicle at the parking machines before they board the bus.  Instructions on how to use the machines can be found below:

Expansion of Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride

Construction has begun to increase capacity at Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride.  Capacity of the car park will be reduced during the construction period with about 100 spaces available but will increase to 491 once complete.  As well as additional parking spaces, we are creating a new natural open space and a new paved pedestrian link between the railway station and the car park.

Full details of the scheme can be found here

The Berkshire Thames Valley LEP are providing a large proportion of funding which was awarded on the basis of the business case which can be found under Related Downloads.  There is also a business case addendum document: Parking Deck which can also be found under Related Downloads.