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On Arrival

The entrance to the Railway Centre is through the ticket hall and original steam age subway of Didcot Parkway railway station.

Please advise the GWR ticket barrier staff at the mainline station that you are visiting Didcot Railway Centre and they will open the barriers to allow you access. (You will need to show your Railway Centre tickets when you exit the main station after your visit).

Walk straight through the modern subway and continue into the original subway, built to allow enginemen to get to work at the locomotive shed.  The old-style flight of  stairs leading from the subway will take you to the Railway Centre entrance and ticket office.

Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users should consult our Accessibility Page when planning a visit and call 01235 817200 for further information.

Didcot is 53 miles west of London, 10 miles south of Oxford and almost halfway between London and Bristol on Brunel's original Great Western Railway.

 

Travelling by Train

Great Western Railway trains serve Didcot Parkway with direct services from London Paddington, Reading and Thames Valley, Oxford, the Midlands, Swindon, Bath, Bristol and South Wales.

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950

Visitors arriving by train should follow the signs to the Railway Centre in the subway as you leave the platforms at Didcot Parkway.

 

By Bus

Thames Travel run daily services from:

  • Oxford and Abingdon
  • Wallingford.

For more public transport information see Traveline South East.

Buses stop at the front of Didcot Parkway railway station.

 

By Car

The Railway Centre is signposted from the M4 (junction 13) and the A34, follow the white on brown signs to Didcot Railway Centre.  It can also be reached via the A34 from the M40.

There is ample car parking at the main station car park – a modern multi-storey facility accessed via Foxhall Road and Basil Hill Road.  The road leading to the car park entrance can be located at www.what3words.com/turkey.newlywed.audio - see the What3Words website for more details of their service and to download the app.

The car park is operated by APCOA and a variety of payment methods is accepted.

From the car park, leave on foot, via the covered walkway at level 2 which leads to the front of Didcot Parkway station. Here, please advise the GWR ticket barrier staff that you are visiting Didcot Railway Centre and they will open the barriers to allow you access. (You will need to show your Railway Centre tickets when you exit the main station after your visit).

Parking for Blue Badge holders is available near the station entrance. Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users should consult our Accessibility Page when planning a visit and call 01235 817200 for further information.

 

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