Catch the Train

Train travel offers a practical and economical alternative to the car for many journeys, whether for commuting, travelling for business or leisure.

The nearest station to Wellington Gate is Didcot Parkway, around 10 miles from the site by car. Didcot Parkway is a busy station, sitting on the junction of the Great Western Mainline and Cherwell Valley Line. Whilst providing access to a number of local stations (including Swindon and Oxford), the station can also be used to access key destinations throughout the UK, including London and Birmingham New Street. To accommodate commuter demand the station is having a new 1,800 space multi-storey car park built.

Trains to London Paddington station take just 42 minutes, making it popular amongst those travelling into the capital.

For more information on rail travel please use the links to the right of this page.

Further Useful Links:

Didcot Parkway Information

To view further information about Didcot Parkway station, please click here.

Live Departure Board

To view a live departure board for services departing from Didcot Parkway station, please click here.

Journey Planner

To plan a journey from Didcot Parkway station, to any station within the UK, please click here.

Buying a Ticket

In addition to buying a ticket at the station or on the train, there are a number of ways to buy a train ticket in advance of travel. Buying in advance is easy, and can save you considerable amounts of money.

Further useful information on how to buy a train ticket can be found at the National Rail website – click here.

If your journey by train is regular it is worth exploring whether a season ticket will save you even more money. Click here to find out how season tickets work, and to see if you could save.

Travel Tools

National Rail Enquiries offers a host of useful tools to make planning your trip and travelling by train really easy. Click here to access a train tracker tool and a range of phone and web apps.

Plan A Journey By Train
The easiest way to plan a journey by train is to use one of the online rail enquiry websites, such as National Rail Enquiries. Simply select the station you wish to travel from and to, and the dates/times, and the planner will not only tell you which trains you could catch, but will also tell you how much your journey will cost and then let you book your tickets.