People tend to check in during these times:
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Choo-choos pass through here. FACT.
Good station with lots of travel links. Book tickets in advance though to save queuing!
There is now only one cash machine (in the booking hall) but it is free.
Try to arrive at least 5 minutes before your train as the stairs are narrow and arriving passengers tend to be uncaring.
Good choice ;)
Get back on the train and head somewhere else.
'If you arrive from Waterloo, observe the Reading train on platform 5. Some masochist has decided that they should always arrive at the same time, meaning passengers must run to switch platforms.'
Platform 1 is useless, can't even get a coffee! You have to go under to the middle platforms if you want one. Not ideal if you haven't got a long change over time!
Look, a train! Where did it come from, you may wonder? Well don't ask me, I'm not a timetable. Go look at one of those orange and black screen things hanging from the roof, that'll tell you.
The place they call Amazingstoke
Good place to catch a train in Basingstoke. Probably THE best place to catch a train there
Trains are full of smelly people. That smell and stuff.
Park at the Anvil car park - can work out way cheaper and the machines actually work ;-)
The narrow platforms here make this stop a real thrill in rush hour!
To the idiot who pulled the emergency handle to open the doors: don't, you missing your stop is not an emergency
When buying tickets from machines, be sure it is what you want before confirming. They change the content & order of the screen regularly
London is about 50 minutes away.
The best coffee and pastries are ay Cafe Destino on platform 4 - worth the detour if you are London bound.
Always try and get the blue seats.. More legroom!
The people are a bit odd. Don't talk to them.
By your great coffee from the happy people at station entrance or platform 4.
It has the worlds worst car park with the slowest ticket machine. Why you have to use a credit card to buy a £7 car park ticket defeats me that when the machines actually work!!
Basingstoke is a shithole
Under no circumstances should you ever step on the 'live' rail. It can get very slippery when wet and you could hurt yourself.
We once bought a kebab from outside the station only to find it had a whole chicken's foot in it!
Don't forget; tracks are for trains, not for people.
Best station ever, very well lit, nice coffee place, waiting room smells nice, is warm and opens late even on Sundays!
Forget the vending machines and head outside the station to the kebab van. You'll save around two thirds on drinks alone!
Buy a ticket b4 u get on a train and make shore it valid to come to Basingstoke and not hook ect and oyster card aren't ARE NOT valid here u will end up paying more to get out ha ha
Platform 4 cafe has better coffee and pastries than platform 3.
Avoid delays by not using the train
Cash machine in ticket hall charges £1.99. Once you're through the gates with a ticket, the Barclays machine is free.
Great waiting room on platform 1... Great when it is minus 2 outside!!
Going to Reading? Make sure you get to the station about 30 minutes past the hour. You then get 3 trains to choose from in half an hour instead of waiting half an hour if the '07 train is cancelled.
Trains is spelt, T, R, A, I, N, S. Trains are fast. Trains are nice to look at. Good evening.
Getting to London on the first cheaper train (0917)? Park in the season ticket holder's only car park-it's open to all from 0900, spaces at the far end and only about £6 for the day.
Don't use the vending machines they never work
Very quiet waiting room.
Ignore the spotters, they're weird!!
Platform coffee shop has chocolate bars in the fridge. I love cold chocolate :)