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Park and ride services

Park and ride services

Useful information


Winnersh park and ride has now replaced the Loddon Bridge park and ride.

The car park is located on the edge of Winnersh Triangle Business Park.

There are specially branded buses departing every 15 minutes to Reading town centre via the A329M.


Service runs Monday to Saturday with weekday service starting at 6.45am.

The last buses from Reading are at 6.48pm. However return park and ride tickets are accepted on Reading Buses Lion 4/X4 later then this.

Visit the Travel Reading Live website for full schedule details.

Parking and costs

To use the park and ride park in the car park next to Winnersh Triangle Station.

Paying for parking is incorporated into the price of the bus ticket. Bus tickets are printed with a unique barcode on the bottom to scan at the barrier to exit the car park.

For more details about bus fares visit Reading Buses website.

Concessionary pass holders can travel free on this service.

If you park and hold an age related concessionary pass a £1 parking ticket is required. You can buy a parking ticket on the bus from the driver.

Parking will cost £4 for everyone else. You can use the on-site machines to pay or pay by phone. You'll need to enter your vehicle registration number when paying.

The car park uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology.

Any lost tickets will be subject to the daily £4 parking charge.

Electric charging points

There are 2 rapid vehicle electric charging points in the car park.

These charging points have been set up using a grant from the office of low emission vehicles (Department for Transport).

These 2 charging points are as close to Junction 10 of the M4 as possible. 

The chargers are capable of recharging an electric vehicle to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes.

The cost of charging vehicles is priced in kWh (kilo Watt hours) and is 25p per kWh.


The Madejski Stadium park and ride site is just off junction 11 of the M4.

Take the A33 towards Reading and follow the signs for the park and ride site.

Visit the Travel Reading Live website for full details.


Mereoak park and ride is located in Mereoak Lane, Grazeley.

Access to the site is from the A33 - just south of M4 Junction 11.

There are about 600 parking spaces plus cycle and motorcycle parking.

Reading Buses, Greenwave service provides fast and frequent buses between the site and Reading town centre and Reading station.

Some buses run direct to Reading town centre whilst others stop at Reading International Business Park, Madejski Stadium or Kennet Island.


Services run between 5.50am and 8.58pm on weekdays.

Saturday services run between 7.27am and 7.20pm.

Special Sunday and evening Mereoak Sports services run on match days for football and rugby games at the Madejski stadium. Concessionary passes are not valid on Mereoak Sports services.

For more details about bus fares and schedules visit Reading Buses website .

Parking and costs

Parking costs 50p per day.

Parking is paid for on the bus as part of the bus ticket.

Concessionary pass holders can travel on park and ride buses for free but a 50p car parking ticket is still required. This can be purchased from the bus driver.

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