Travel Advice for Home Matches 2017-18
Updated 20th February
We will use this page to list any information we have on travel disruption on the trains and the roads for our home matches.
Roadworks on the A33 between M4 Junction 11 and Reading Town Centre are on-going until winter 2017/18. Lane closures may mean heavier than usual traffic in the Madejski Stadium area.
Due to roadworks on the M4 between junctions 10 & 11 there are narrow lanes and speed restrictions – this work is likely to continue for the remainder of the season.
There are also roadworks on the M4 between junctions 12 & 13 resulting in narrow lanes and speed restrictions – this work is scheduled to continue until July 2018.
Parking: Parking at the Madejski Stadium is limited and it is recommended that parking places are booked in advance via the London Irish ticket website
Shuttle Buses: Reading Buses service R1 runs from the Southwest interchange at Reading station to the Madejski Stadium on match days.
Services start about 3 hours before kick-off, with the last service from town being about 20 minutes before kick-off.
Services run back into town from the end of the match, with the last bus being around 2 & a half hours after the match.
Details can be found on the Reading Buses Website – the adult fare is £3.50 return (£2.50 single).
Note: As the rugby shuttle buses are not part of Reading Buses regular services, Reading Buses Day, Weekly, Monthly etc tickets are not valid.
Note: Concessionary passes are not valid on the rugby shuttle buses due to changes to the Concessionary pass scheme within Reading Borough, however, to help concessionary pass holders still enjoy the rugby, Reading Buses are offering them a £2 return to the match on the R1 shuttle. To gain any concessionary fare, you must show a valid concessionary pass when boarding.
Note: In general change is not given on Reading Buses – fares can be paid in cash or with contact-less Debit/Credit cards.
London Irish v Worcester Warriors – Premiership, Sunday 25th February, 1:00pm
Updated 20th February
Trains are scheduled to be running on all routes into Reading.
For our friends travelling from Worcester, there are replacement buses between Hanborough & Oxford – the 9:38am train from Foregate Street (9:41 from Shrub Hill) should get into Reading just about in time to get to the Stadium in time for kick-off. There is an earlier service from Shrub Hill at 8:39am (this service doesn’t serve Foregate Street), which should have supporters in Reading in plenty of time.
For the journey back to Worcester, the service on the Cheltenham line departing Reading at 5:03pm is extended to Worcester Shrub Hill & Foregate Street – other services back to Worcester involve the replacement bus.
On the Gatwick Airport line there are replacement buses between Redhill & Gatwick Airport.
For those travelling early from and late to Pangbourne there are replacement buses to/from Tilehurst before 9:30am and after 9:30pm.
Other then the on-going roadworks on the A33 & M4 (see above), we are not currently aware of any planned roadworks on the main routes to the MadStad for this weekend.