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29.08.14

Didcot rail station revamp set to finish

Redevelopment work at Didcot Parkway rail station is expected to be completed within the next fortnight, according to local officials.

However, work on the £8m scheme, which has been designed to make the forecourt safer for cars, buses, cyclists, taxis and pedestrians, has been dogged by delays.

When work started on the project in September 2012, it was expected to be finished within a year. But, various delays put back the construction by a year, including unexpected problems with ground conditions.

Nick Hards, Didcot West county councillor, told the Oxford Mail: “I expect the forecourt to be complete in the next fortnight. It’s all looking very impressive and it will be a much better welcome to Didcot.”

A new sign has been erected to welcome commuters to the station’s transport interchange, and work inside the station, including the renovation of the ticket office, has been completed by First Great Western (FGW) and Network Rail.

The station is owned by Network Rail and run by FGW, but Oxfordshire County Council has provided most of the funding as the highways authority for the project.

(Image: c. Jonathan Wilcox)

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