Didcot Parkway

Location type


Names and dates

Didcot (1844-1985)
Didcot Parkway (1985-)

Station code: DID National Rail
Where: London and South East, England
Opened on the Great Western Railway.
Opened on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Junction Railway.


This five platform mainline station is in the north of Didcot. The name changed in 1985 when car parking opened at the station.



Chronology Dates

08/03/1943Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway
Re-opened after doubling between Didcot and Newbury and lengthening of the loops on the Newbury to Winchester section. A new junction was put in at Worthy for direct access from the London and South Western Railway to the Newbury line, leaving Winchester Chesil on a loop.
20/11/1955Great Western Railway
11 are killed when an excursion train enters a goods loop too quickly at Didcot.

News items

12/04/2023Network Rail engineers work around the clock to repair Nuneham viaduct with the line expected to be closed until early June [Network Rail]
04/04/2023Nuneham Viaduct safety concerns lead to Oxfordshire rail line closure [New Civil Engineer]


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