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Author Topic: Maidenhead station - car parking issues - ongoing discussion  (Read 53368 times)
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« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2018, 10:04:52 am »

Their response "I spoke to @APCOAUK a while ago and they confirmed it is now open, if you speak with them they can confirm the specific date it was reopened.".. So maybe it is..or maybe I believe everything I am told... I shall take a trip down there later to confirm if this is true or not.
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« Reply #121 on: January 23, 2018, 01:52:43 pm »

That turned out (as I expected) to be a totally made up fact...  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #122 on: January 23, 2018, 06:48:12 pm »

Thanks for checking.
My expectations for GWR/Apcoa to tell the truth weren’t high. They met my expectations well.
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« Reply #123 on: January 24, 2018, 12:24:13 pm »

I'm not sure what's going on but Shoppenhangers car park has been more busy than ever for the last 2 weeks - cars queuing to park at the far end by 06.55am, full by 7.  Is there more traffic, is another car park closed or is it a change in the timetable?
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« Reply #124 on: January 24, 2018, 01:18:11 pm »

I agree - the last two weeks have been hellish. 
Silco Drive being closed is the main factor (hence enquiries to find out when this will reopen).  I think that some passengers from the Marlow branch line (and Henley?) are possibly driving to Maidenhead since the cessation of direct services to Paddington.  And finally it is peak 'got to go to work'/'haven't got any holiday booked' time of year.
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« Reply #125 on: January 27, 2018, 12:57:05 pm »

I pointed out their incorrect information and that there isn't enough parking and questioned who is responsible for providing enough parking at stations and got the following reply "Hi there. We work alongside APCOA to assess parking. I will make sure your feedback is recorded Maidenhead. I will give the station a call to get an update on Silco Drive. When I hear back I will be in touch".. That was on Tuesday.. I'll chase for a response next week if I don't get one.
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« Reply #126 on: April 04, 2018, 06:56:52 pm »

An update from my helpful source at GWR.

Works at Silco Drive are delayed due to Network Rail needing to retender.  There is no eta for the release of the car park.

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« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2018, 07:30:11 pm »

That's not ideal in the slightest.. The car park itself looks to be pretty much empty and unused each day from what I can see from the other side of the railway line which is a big waste or valuable parking space
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« Reply #128 on: April 05, 2018, 07:06:24 am »

Indeed.  FYI shoppenhangars road car park is 50% closed for Network Rail activity over the next few days.
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« Reply #129 on: April 10, 2018, 08:25:53 am »

I see the top half of Shoppenhangers car park has been tarmaced - which presumably means no expansion (upwards?) of the car park.  Lets hope Crossrail doesn't grow the number of passengers....

I wonder by how much APCOA feel they can increase the daily rate for a non-pothole rubble-covered surface.
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« Reply #130 on: May 03, 2018, 09:28:58 pm »

I travelled from Wycombe to Birmingham last weekend (and back) and couldn't help notice that GWR could take some advice from Chiltern about providing adequate car parking at their stations..
 
Take High Wycombe for example.. Their car park is about the same size in my opinion as Shoppenhangers at Maidenhead.. But then they've put a big multi storey on part of it so that when I got there about 1pm Friday I had a couple of floors of spaces to chose from. I saw many other similar car parks at Chiltern operated stations from the train..
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« Reply #131 on: May 03, 2018, 10:08:56 pm »

I travelled from Wycombe to Birmingham last weekend (and back) and couldn't help notice that GWR could take some advice from Chiltern about providing adequate car parking at their stations..
 
Take High Wycombe for example.. Their car park is about the same size in my opinion as Shoppenhangers at Maidenhead.. But then they've put a big multi storey on part of it so that when I got there about 1pm Friday I had a couple of floors of spaces to chose from. I saw many other similar car parks at Chiltern operated stations from the train..

You mean like the one at Bristol Parkway and the one being built at Didcot Parkway?
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