Travel Advice for Home Matches

Travel Advice for Home Matches 2017-18
Updated 11th December

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.

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 Stade Français Paris – European Challenge Cup, Saturday 16th December, 3:00pm
Updated 11th December

TRAINS:
Trains are running on all routes into Reading – however there will be fewer trains than normal between Paddington and Reading and those using Burnham & Taplow stations will have a replacement bus as far as Maidenhead. It appears that services are re-timed on the number of Great Western Railway routes, so it is advisable to check times before travelling.

ROADS:
The M4 will be closed in both directions between junction 12 (West Reading / Theale) and junction 13 (Newbury) from Friday evening until early on the Monday morning.
Also there may be delays close to the stadium due to the on-going roadworks on the A33.

 

London Irish v Newcastle Falcons – Premiership, Saturday 30th December, 3:00pm
Updated 11th December

TRAINS:
Trains are running on all routes into Reading – however there will be fewer trains than normal between Paddington and Reading.
For those using Burnham & Taplow stations there is a replacement bus for part of the journey, but times are not currently appearing on journey planners.
For those using the Marlow branch, there is a replacement bus between Marlow & Maidenhead.
For those using the Gatwick to Reading line, there are replacement buses between Gatwick Airport/Redhill and Reigate.
For those travelling from Southampton Central (& beyond) – CrossCountry services are diverted between Southampton Central and Basingstoke, with extended journey times and South Western Railway services have a replacement bus between Southampton Central & Southampton Airport.
On many routes services are re-timed and there may be fewer services than normal, so it is advisable to check times before travelling.

ROADS:
We are not currently aware of any planned roadworks other than the on-going roadworks on the A33

 

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