Oxford

Didcot Parkway railway station £8m revamp complete

Didcot Parkway Station
Image caption Much of the station forecourt has been revamped

An £8m railway station forecourt revamp in Oxfordshire, delayed by the discovery of asbestos, has been completed.

Didcot Parkway's upgrade began in April 2012. It had originally been scheduled to take 18 months and cost £6.7m.

In June Oxfordshire County Council approved an extra £1.3m to remove underground asbestos.

The scheme was aimed at improving parking, cycle and taxi facilities and disabled access.

Oxfordshire's cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo Smith said the work was part of new measures which would "bring great benefits to Oxfordshire commuters".

The project was funded by the county council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Network Rail and First Great Western.

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Image caption The revamp was aimed at improving parking, cycle and taxi facilities and disabled access

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