Improvement works on the forecourt of Maidenhead Station get underway this month, as part of the council’s commitment to a programme of improvements in the town.
To minimise disruption to residents and passengers, the work will be completed in two phases so that half the forecourt always remains open.
Phase one, which will run from 15 January 2021 until February 2021, will concentrate on the northern half of the station’s forecourt, while phase two will see work being carried out on the southern half, in March and April 2021.
Councillor Gerry Clark, lead member for transport and infrastructure, said: “Maidenhead Station is an important asset to the town and the upcoming work on the forecourt is part of a programme of works that includes improving the interchange between trains and other forms of transport, and better walking and cycling links between the station and the town centre.
“The council is fully committed to investing in Maidenhead’s future by continuing to invest in the town’s infrastructure.”
While the work is being carried out, there will be some necessary changes to the area, including:
- all parking on the forecourt will move to the Stafferton Way multi-storey car park where Great Western Railway (GWR) parking bays will be available to for use on the ground floor (normal parking charges apply)
- additional set-down and pick-up zones will be available at Stafferton Way multi-storey car park
Throughout both phases of the works, disabled bays will still be available on the station forecourt and the ticket hall and entrance will remain open. Taxis will also still be able to operate from the station forecourt.
The overall improvement works programme, including the work on the forecourt, was largely paid for with £3.75m in funding from the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, through its Local Growth Deal with Government, with the original business case having been approved by the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Transport Body on in November 2017.
Photo credit: Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead