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Author Topic: Maidenhead station - car parking issues - ongoing discussion  (Read 50401 times)
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« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2017, 08:55:12 pm »

I got back to my car tonight to a note on the windscreen saying that Silco drive car park is "temporarily" closing from the 6th January (it doesn't say if that's the start or the end of the 6th) for up to a year.. They're restoring the spaces they took away in Shoppenhangers and setting up a new temporary car park in Braywick park which is apparently a 12 minute walk from the station (so not really a station car park!) and also the wrong side of Maidenhead to get to for anyone currently using Silco drive...
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« Reply #106 on: January 04, 2017, 09:03:38 pm »

I got back to my car tonight to a note on the windscreen saying that Silco drive car park is "temporarily" closing from the 6th January (it doesn't say if that's the start or the end of the 6th) for up to a year.. They're restoring the spaces they took away in Shoppenhangers and setting up a new temporary car park in Braywick park which is apparently a 12 minute walk from the station (so not really a station car park!) and also the wrong side of Maidenhead to get to for anyone currently using Silco drive...

Braywick Park is a fair trek - won't be much fun when it starts raining.

I'm at Maidenhead tomorrow morning so will try to find out more.
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« Reply #107 on: January 04, 2017, 09:48:17 pm »

I'm assuming it's not something that has been planned for a long time since they installed a ticket machine and signs in the "new" Silco drive car park that hasn't really been in use that long since we moved from the old one..
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« Reply #108 on: January 04, 2017, 09:51:22 pm »

Sorry, Jo, but you're assuming there's been some 'planning' involved ... ?   Shocked Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #109 on: January 04, 2017, 10:31:41 pm »

Aah yes Chris - my first mistake  Grin
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« Reply #110 on: January 05, 2017, 12:01:08 am »

I wouldn't worry about how long it takes on foot, just remember to add the extra 30+ minutes each way while you sit in solid traffic along Windsor Road/Braywick Road at rush hour!

PS. if you are walking and its raining, beware of the flooded roads as you will get soaked when people speed through them. And keep your wits about you for the moron that drives along the pavement to avoid having to go up to the roundabout in the morning ....  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #111 on: January 05, 2017, 09:45:07 am »

I agree.. in the rush hour it's not the easiest place to get to. They have also provided a map to help us get from the new car park in Braywick park to the station which first involves crossing over 4 lanes of traffic.. Need to factor in the time for that too!
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« Reply #112 on: January 05, 2017, 12:19:54 pm »

And keep your wits about you for the moron that drives along the pavement to avoid having to go up to the roundabout in the morning ....  Roll Eyes

And not to mention the cyclists on the pavement.... Sad
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« Reply #113 on: January 05, 2017, 03:42:27 pm »

Keep it quite but there are a couple of extra fast trains from Taplow in the morning. Plus one of the evening down Henleyhas an extra stop at Taplow. Temporary whilst Silco Drive carpark closed.
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« Reply #114 on: January 05, 2017, 04:10:55 pm »

Keep it quite but there are a couple of extra fast trains from Taplow in the morning. Plus one of the evening down Henleyhas an extra stop at Taplow. Temporary whilst Silco Drive carpark closed.

ok thanks.. looking online they are the 7.41 and 8.41 departures from Maidenhead which also stop at Slough and follow stopping trains down the slow line... Unless you know of any extra really fast ones too?
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« Reply #115 on: February 28, 2017, 08:43:08 am »

The two Maidenhead station car parks are now full up shortly after 7am each morning. Anyone arriving after that cannot park anywhere near the station.. This morning several spaces were taken up by network rail vehicles too reducing the car parking spaces even further
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« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2017, 10:54:39 am »


Does anyone know when Silco Drive is going to reopen? 
It was scheduled to be closed 'until Autumn 2017' and construction activity has massively decreased but Silco Drive remains closed and Shoppenhangers remains overcrowded (full by 6.55 everyday).
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« Reply #117 on: January 19, 2018, 09:21:02 am »

I asked GWRHelp via Twitter and they are pretty sure that if it was promised to be open by the end of last year then that means it is open.. How simple life would be if everything we were promised turns out to be true as they believe to be the case  Roll Eyes Grin

I suspect they are never going to re-open it and that unless you turn up before 7am then there will be no station parking available..
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« Reply #118 on: January 19, 2018, 09:31:27 am »

Thanks for following up Jo.
Since posing my question I’ve asked my contact in Mr Hopwood’s team who told me that the closure remains ‘temporary’, and that a funding bid to expand Shoppenhangers was declined as it was considered too expensive.
I also asked the same question to APCOA who told me that the contractors have not told them when they will be leaving...

It’s a bloody nightmare Mon-Thurs.
From a GWR perspective what is the incentive to expand the carpark? They receive £X everyday for doing nothing. Why go to the trouble of spending £ millions on a multi-storey which will take years to recoup the expenses on?  The frailties of a purely ‘market-led’ economy.
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« Reply #119 on: January 19, 2018, 10:00:48 am »

I just asked on twitter again and was told "The Silco Car Park is Open"
So I've asked them when it re-opened as it wasn't open a couple of days ago... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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