Work to improve the forecourt at Maidenhead Station will start next Friday.

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 will run from the end of next week until February 2021, concentrating 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.

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Councillor Gerry Clark, the Royal Borough's 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.”

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While the work is being carried out, there will be some necessary changes to the area.

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.

Residents can view the full plans on