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    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 11th May 18, 9:10 AM
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    Bracknell to Honiton
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    • 11th May 18, 9:10 AM
    Bracknell to Honiton 11th May 18 at 9:10 AM
    Hi, I'm travelling from Bracknell to Honiton tomorrow and am totally unfamiliar with the route.

    I have to change at Reading and Basingstoke apparently and just wonder what the signage is like at those stations. I can well imagine wandering around trying to find which platform I need and miss my connections!

    So if anybody is familiar with the route and could help with platform numbers or perhaps there might be a website that gives the information, I'd be grateful.

    Thanks.
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    • DanielDeronda
    • By DanielDeronda 11th May 18, 10:10 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 10:10 AM
    Bracknell to Honiton
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    • 11th May 18, 10:10 AM
    Hi

    As you say there are 2 changes to get you from Bracknell to Honiton

    1. BRACKNELL-READING: only 2 platforms, so take platform to Reading, around 25mins.

    2. READING-BASINGSTOKE: much bigger train station, 15 platforms. If you get a stopping service (GWR), likely to be platform 2 (around 25mins), if it's a CrossCountry service, should be 7B or 8B (around 18mins), goes to Bournemouth.

    3. BASINGSTOKE-HONITON: likely to be platform 2 from Basingstoke, hourly service to Exeter, takes just over 2hrs.

    Total journey: around 3h30m.

    Check nationtrail.co.uk for live departures on Saturday.
    • elverson
    • By elverson 11th May 18, 11:00 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 11:00 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 11:00 AM
    You can use the National Rail app to check the platforms at each station:

    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/84874.aspx

    Reading has got lots of staff and digital signs - so ask if you're not sure
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 11th May 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 1:29 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 1:29 PM
    Many thanks to you both, with all that information if I get lost then I shouldn't be out on my own :-)
    • martindow
    • By martindow 11th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 2:04 PM
    Just to add that if the Basingstoke train leaves from platform 2 at Reading (or platform 1, 3 or 7) the change is really easy. The Bracknell train will arrive in platform 4, 5 or 6 so you just continue going forwards along the platform - don't go up the escalator onto the bridge.
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