Earley railway station

Earley National Rail

Entrance to Earley Station
Place Earley
Local authority Wokingham
Grid reference SU752718
Station code EAR
Managed by South West Trains
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.531 million
2011/12 Increase 0.537 million
2012/13 Increase 0.575 million
2013/14 Increase 0.609 million
2014/15 Increase 0.640 million
Key dates Opened November 1863 (November 1863)
Original company South Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping South Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Southern Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Earley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Earley railway station (National Rail abbreviation: EAR) is a railway station in Earley in Royal Berkshire, England. It is on the Waterloo to Reading Line, and forms the last stop before the terminus of the line at Reading.


Earley Station in snow
A 1909 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Reading.

The South Eastern Railway opened Earley station in May 1863 on the Reading, Guildford and Reigate Railway. The RG&RR had opened on 4 July 1849 and the SER had taken it over in 1852.

In the main approach road to the station is a terrace of three single storey cottages that were built for the SER at the same time as the station, to house railway staff and their families.


South West Trains services between Reading and London Waterloo serve the station. (half-hourly off peak on weekdays & all weekend - 4 per hour during Mon-Fri peak hours).[1] Trains on the line to Guildford and are Redhill also pass through the station but do not stop. These trains are operated by First Great Western, and occasionally Crosscountry.


  1. GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 149
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Winnersh Triangle   South West Trains
Waterloo to Reading line
Disused railways
Winnersh Halt   Southern Railway
South Eastern Railway
  Reading Southern
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Coordinates: 51°26′28″N 0°55′05″W / 51.441°N 0.918°W / 51.441; -0.918

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