The station was opened in 1864 and today has over a million passengers using it every year, many of whom travel into the capital. This makes its sheltered seating, toilets and coffee shop valuable for visitors, particularly those passing through on their daily commute.
Average saving calculated by comparing Advance Single Standard Class ticket prices to the equivalent price of a Standard Class Super Off-Peak ticket bought on the day of travel. Advance fares are subject to availability. Selected GWR routes only. Advance fares available from up to 11 weeks prior to travel. Savings correct as of September 2018. Terms and conditions apply.