10:31AM, Thursday 26 September 2013
The first stages of work to platforms as part of the long-term Crossrail project are due to begin over the Christmas period, it has been announced.
Passengers at Maidenhead Station will only be slightly affected as work begins on altering the surface and edges of platform five as well as installing a temporary buffer stop.
The scheduled disruptions will take place over the holiday period in order to affect the least number of services possible.
Work on tracks located to the west of the station, near to Silco drive has already begun and is expected to continue through to 2017.
All the station's platforms are due to be improved in the following two years.
This will include the installation of a lift on platform one.
It is estimated that when Crossrail is completed more than 5,000 passengers will arrive at or depart from Maidenhead station between the peak time of 7am and 10am.
Crossrail were unable to confirm whether a decision has been reached concerning talks to terminate the service at Reading.
A spokesman for Crossrail said it was a decision being reviewed by The Department of Transport and Transport for London.
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