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Train Travel

Travelling by train can often be quicker than the car, and give you the opportunity to relax or work while you travel.

Plan your rail journey with National Rail from any of the six rail stations in the Wokingham area. Visit the operators' websites for specific timetables, routes and ticketing information:

South Western Railway - Reading to London Waterloo (via Earley, Winnersh, Winnersh Triangle and Wokingham)

Great Western Railway - Reading to Gatwick (via Wokingham), Great Western Mainline (via Twyford) and Henley Branch

You can also plan your journeys with Trainline to plan your journeys in and across 45 countries in the UK and Europe.  Their aim is to bring together all rail, coach and other travel services into one simple experience.


You should be able to find a hard copy of the rail timetables at the train station.

Free workshops about the railways for Year 6 pupils

These FREE workshops aim to help children develop confidence and skills for safe, independent travel on public transport to secondary school etc. They provide young people with the skills to plan journeys, purchase tickets, and use rail services safely and confidently. They also promote sustainable and healthy travel.  This programme is delivered by the Southeast Communities Rail Partnership and Great Western Railway. 

To learn more about the workshops please contact Maddy Mills (Education Officer)
Southeast Communities Rail Partnership

Try a Train experience - trains made easy!

Our ‘Try a Train’ experience provides an ideal opportunity for those who lack confidence travelling by train to visit our stations and to experience a train journey. The trips are delivered jointly by Southeast Community Rail Partnership and GWR. They are aimed at young people (aged 14+) who have any form of disability or access needs who wish to build their confidence when travelling.

Please see the Try a Train leaflet which can be found under Related Downloads.

For further information about this experience or to make a booking please contact Maddy Mills (Education Officer) Southeast Communities Rail Partnership

CLASP - A guide to travelling on the train from Wokingham

CLASP is a self advocacy charity for adults with learning disabilities and they have produced a useful guide for travelling on the train from Wokingham.  

CLASP worked with Southeast Community Rail Partnership in partnership with South Western Railway to make this guide.  The guide can be found under Related Downloads.

Opatlis - Try a Train Experience 

Optalis are offering tailored, practical support to help you become more confident using local train travel, in partnership with Great Western Railway and Southeast Communities Rail Partnership.  

The programme is free and available to support those who might face barriers to train travel.  They have extensive experience supporting people with a variety of disabilities and support needs.

More information about their scheme can be found under Related Downloads.

Try a train and bus workshop

Optalis have produced a short video offering people the opportunity to gain experience and confidence on using public transport.