Thames Trains is a Train Operating Company providing commuter and tourist rail services to the west of London. It serves the commuter towns of the Thames valley - sometimes called the M4 Corridor, after the principal motorway to the west. It also runs to the historic university city of Oxford, Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and the medieval stronghold of Warwick. In conjunction with First Great Western, it serves Bath and Bristol too, further to the west.

The company forms part of the Go-Ahead Group, and its head offices are in Reading, which also serves as a sort of hub for its services. Go-Ahead's own head office is in Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also owns Thameslink and South Central Trains, and has a working partnership with the French company Keolis. On the following map, north-west is at the top. The map only shows what stations and lines are served; precise routes and stopping patterns are not indicated.


    Hereford
       |
    Ledbury
       |
    Colwall
       |
 Great Malvern
       |
  Malvern Link
       |
Worcester Foregate Street
       |
Worcester Shrub Hill
       |
    Pershore
       |
    Evesham     Stratford-upon-Avon
       |                 |
  Honeybourne         Wilmcote
       |                 |
Moreton-in-Marsh      Bearley
       |                 |
    Kingham          Claverdon
       |                 |
    Shipton            Hatton
       |                 |
 Ascott-under-        Warwick
   Wychwood             /
       |          Leamington Spa
   Charlbury          /
       |            Banbury
    Finstock        /
       |          Kings Sutton
     Combe        /
       |        Heyford
  Hanborough    /
       |      Tackley
       |   /--/ 
       |  / 
       | /----Islip--Bicester Town
     Oxford
       |
     Radley
       |
     Culham
       |
   Appleford
       |
 Didcot Parkway
       | \
  Swindon \
       |  Cholsey
       |     \
Chippenham  Goring and Streatley
       |       \
    Bath Spa  Pangbourne
       |         \
    Bristol     Tilehurst
 Temple Meads      \
                    \--->--Reading-----------\
                       /              \       \
                  Reading West       Earley  Twyford
                     /                 |       | \
          /-Theale--/               Winnersh   |  \-Wargrave--Shiplake--Henley-on-Thames
         /         /                Triangle   |
Aldermaston   Mortimer                 |       |                                /--Marlow
       /         /                  Winnersh   |                     /--Bourne End
   Midgham   Bramley                   |       | /-Furze Platt--Cookham
     /         /                   Wokingham   | |
Thatcham  Basingstoke                  |      Maidenhead
    |                              Crowthorne  |
Newbury Racecourse                    /      Taplow
    |                            Sandhurst     |
 Newbury                            /       Burnham
    |                         Blackwater       |
 Kintbury                         /            |
    |              Farnborough North  Windsor  |
Hungerford                      /     and Eton |
    |                   North Camp    Central  |
  Bedwyn                      /             \  |
                            Ash            Slough
                            /                  |
                      Wanborough            Langley
                          /                   /
                     Guildford             Iver
                        /                   /
                   Shalford          West Drayton
                      /                   /
                 Chilworth    Hayes and Harlington   Greenford
                    /                   /               /
               Gomshall           Southall     South Greenford
                  /                   /               /
           Dorking West           Hanwell    Castle Bar Park
                /                   /               /
     Dorking Deepdene              /------Drayton Green
              /                   /
        Betchworth         West Ealing
            /                   /
       Reigate        Ealing Broadway
          /                   /
     Redhill                 /
        /                   /
Gatwick Airport  London Paddington

Connections to London Underground's Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith and City Lines at Paddington; to the District Line at Paddington and Ealing Broadway; and to the Central Line at Ealing Broadway and Greenford.

Air connections at Gatwick; and by coach from Reading and Hayes, and Heathrow Express at Paddington, to Heathrow.

Connections to Thameslink services at Gatwick Airport; to First Great Western at main stations between Paddington and Bristol; and to South West Trains at Reading and Basingstoke.

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