This year we’re travelling to the party in style – by train!

You’ll need to book your ticket to Reading and from there we’ll whisk you to the party site by coach, which will take about 30 minutes. To book your train ticket for the party please use the R&M travel portal and select ‘Non-Matter’ and NM01 from the drop down menu.

If you’re going to be travelling with friends you’re welcome to book tickets collectively to make the most of group rates, although you’ll need to make sure you travel together on the day.

Booking tickets: Please book your train tickets as soon as you’ve confirmed you’re attending the party so that you get the cheapest tickets.

And please make sure you book your tickets through R&M as we won’t be able to expense any tickets bought independently.

Coach transfers: When you RSVP you’ll need to select your coach transfer via the drop down menu on the RSVP. There are two sets of transfers that tie in with the train arrival times specified below. For those who are staying over, you’ll go via your hotel to drop off luggage, then on to the party. The return journeys will also be via bus transfer and train, and in line with the published schedule below. If you wish to travel outside of those scheduled transfer times you’ll need to cover the cost yourself.

Late night travel: For those who’d prefer the comfort of their own bed, there will be transfers back to Reading station in line with the schedule below. If you’re travelling home on the Friday evening and feel uncomfortable taking public transport home from your local train station you’re welcome to expense a taxi home. Please charge it to NM01.

Hotel transfers: For those staying over, coaches will deliver you safely to your hotel at the end of the party. You’re then free to return home at your leisure via train the next morning.

Making your own way: If you’d prefer to drive to the party, there will be parking onsite. Note that we won’t be accepting mileage claims should you choose to drive. Please do check if you can offer anybody a lift as we’re keen to encourage car sharing wherever possible.

Reading Station Bus Transfer Schedule