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Author Topic: Work starts on new £20 million multi-storey car park for Didcot Parkway  (Read 1693 times)
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« on: April 10, 2017, 06:53:05 PM »

From the Great Western Railway press release:

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Work starts on new £20 million multi-storey car park for Didcot Parkway
 
£20 million work has begun today to build a new 1,800 capacity multi-storey car park at Didcot Parkway railway station.
 
The scheme, which is part funded by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, will see the number of car parking spaces at the station increase by over 65% to 1,800.
 
The work, which to take place in the Foxhall Road car park, is being divided into two phases:
·         Phase 1 from April 17 to Summer 17: A temporary deck will be constructed over half of the car park, to be completed this Summer. The east end of the car park will remain open
·         Phase 2 from Summer 17 to Summer 18: Construction of a new multi-storey car park will begin and will be completed by next Summer.

GWR Regional Development Manager Tom Pierpoint said: “Didcot Parkway is used by over three million customers every year, and offers quick and easy journeys to Oxford, Banbury, Reading and London – making it a key hub. With London around 40 minutes away by train, a new multi-storey car park, complimenting new trains and more seats, will provide a better travelling experience for all those who use the station both now and into the future.”
 
In addition, Network Rail is constructing a new covered footbridge at the west end of the station. When completed, the footbridge will provide customers with a direct, covered walkway route from Foxhall Road car park to the station.
 
From October this year new Intercity Express Trains will enter service and provide over a fifth more seats per train, more tables in standard class, efficient air-conditioning, a digital reservation system and well-equipped kitchens, ensuring a more comfortable experience for passengers.
 
In addition, in early 2018 new Electrostar, suburban trains will start between Paddington and Didcot Parkway. These trains are eight carriages long, benefiting customers who travel between Didcot Parkway and intermediate stations.
 
GWR continues to investigate alternative parking arrangements to minimise the potential for a loss of parking space while work is being carried out.
 
Three car parks serve the station: Foxhall Road with 890 spaces, being increased to 1,800; Didcot East with 143 and Didcot West short stay with 43 spaces.


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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 10:32:13 AM »

This start date is nearly a year after it was originally supposed to be. Looking at the detail I think it must be over the interim parking arrangements during construction; the original idea of constructing a temporary site located off the Didcot NPR connected by buses seems to have fallen by the wayside as it isn't mentioned.
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