Trains

Live departure boards

Here are some links to live departure boards:

Operators

There are 2 main rail operators providing services for Bracknell Forest.

South West Trains

South West Trains stop at Bracknell and Martins Heron stations. Trains go to Reading and London Waterloo and stations in between.

There is a bus service to Heathrow Airport from Feltham station on this line.

A non stop coach service runs between Reading station and Heathrow Airport.

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway trains run through Bracknell Forest and provide access to Gatwick Airport (via Redhill) and Reading, with stations at Sandhurst and Crowthorne.

Railcards for 16 and 17 year olds

Young people aged 16 and 17 are able to buy a railcard for £30 which gives them a 50% discount on rail travel at any time. For more information, visit the 16 to 17 Saver website

Changes to application process

Please follow the instructions below. Do not visit Time Square for this service.

Subsidised railcards

The council offers a subsidised railcard as an alternative to a bus pass for residents aged over 65 and for disabled people who are renewing their railcard.

These railcards give holders a third off most standard and first class rail fares across Great Britain for a whole year.

Please note that you cannot hold a bus pass and a subsidised railcard at the same time.

Apply for a senior railcard for people over 65

Please download and complete the application form below.

You then need to send the form and scanned copies of your proof documents to customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

If you are not able to send digital copies, you must post your items to:

Customer Services
Time Square
Market Street
RG12 1JD

Do not send the originals, only copies.

Please do not visit Time Square for this service.

This form requires you to provide personal data.

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We need to see proof of age, proof of residency and proof of identity. The following documents are acceptable:

Proof of residency

Proof of current address such as:

  • driving licence 
  • bank or building society passbook or statement 
  • benefit book
  • council tax bill 
  • court order 
  • Inland Revenue tax notification 
  • mortgage statement 
  • NHS medical card 
  • rent payment book 
  • repeat prescription 
  • tenancy agreement 
  • television licence 
  • utility bill (gas, electricity, telephone or water, less than 2 months old)

Proof of identity

Proof of identity such as:

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • bank card
  • credit card
  • store card
  • HM Forces identity card
  • concessionary fares pass

Proof of age

Proof of age such as:

  • passport 
  • driving licence 
  • birth certificate 
  • national blood transfusion service card 
  • NHS medical card
  • old age pension book 
  • optical or medical prescription

Apply for a disabled persons railcard

Apply for the first time

If you are applying for your first disabled persons railcard, please apply through the Disabled Persons Railcard website.

Apply for a disabled persons railcard

Renew your railcard

Please download and complete the application form below.

You will then need to send the form and scanned copies of your proof documents to customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

If you are not able to send digital copies, you must post your items to:

Customer Services
Time Square
Market Street
RG12 1JD

Do not send the originals, only copies. 

Please do not visit Time Square for this service.

This form requires you to provide personal data.

Attachment Size
174 KB

We will need to see proof of residency, proof of identity and proof of entitlement to a disabled persons railcard. The following documents are acceptable:

  • proof of residency (utility bills less than 6 months old)
  • proof of identity (bank card, passport)
  • proof of entitlement (current disabled persons railcard)