Oxford

Didcot Parkway Station £6.7m station revamp to go ahead

Didcot Parkway Station's £6.7m revamp has been given the final go-ahead, Oxfordshire County Council has announced.

The project will overhaul the station, allowing better access for its three million users.

Oxfordshire council will fund £5m of the project, with £900,000 from the government and £800,000 from South Oxfordshire District Council.

Building is due to begin in September and will take 18 months to complete.

The station will remain open during the redevelopment.

Features of the revamp include more bus-stop facilities, a new pedestrian piazza and dedicated drop-off and pick up areas for cars.

Councillor Rodney Rose said: "This is an excellent scheme which promises to transform the experience of everyone using Didcot Parkway.

"Regular users of the station will be familiar with the congestion problems that occur during peak hours, which have worsened as the station has become busier over time.

"This project aims to make things work more smoothly for all who use the station by reducing "conflict" between the different modes of transport using the forecourt, and providing more space for the future growth in popularity of the station."

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