Maidenhead Station forecourt officially reopened after major improvements

VolkerHighways has completed essential improvements to transform Maidenhead Station’s forecourt into a modern transport hub. The new gateway to the town centre was officially opened today, by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

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Enhancements to the area and facilities have made the forecourt more user-friendly, and more accessible, and ensure the town is prepared for increased demand, as a result of upgrades to the rail network, with the opening of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail).
The improvements include:

  • Secure cycle storage with 312 stands and two electric bike charging points, along with a CCTV camera covering the area, to deter theft
  • A more accessible bus layby on the A308
  • Six disabled parking spaces, as well as motorcycle spaces
  • A drop-off and pick-up point for commuters
  • A new paved piazza
  • Landscaping, including seating, trees, wider pedestrian walkways and improved lighting, to ensure areas where people will walk are well lit

Councillor Gerry Clark, cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “I’m delighted to see this project come to fruition. It improves the interchange between trains and other forms of transport and creates better walking and cycling links between the station and the town centre for residents and visitors…It has made this area safer, more accessible and user-friendly, by prioritising pedestrians and those using sustainable modes of transport.”

Daron Mizen, project manager for VolkerHighways, said: “The team has worked hard to complete these important improvement works, as part of Maidenhead’s wider regeneration project. I am delighted that we are able to celebrate the official opening of the station forecourt today.”

Read more about the project here.