09:55AM, Sunday 27 October 2013
The first key stages of building work at Maidenhead Train Station for the £14.8bn Crossrail Project could start at the beginning of 2014.
Crossrail has submitted a prior approval application to the Royal Borough for an overhaul of the station to include adding a new platform.
The additional platform six would be a bay platform and the terminus for the west end of the Crossrail route. It would also require a new lift, stairs and a platform canopy.
Plans are also in the pipeline for a reconfigured ticket office, new lift and stairs to platform one as well as the extension of platforms three and four.
A total of 13 stations with an estimated combined cost of £98m will require upgrading as part of the massive high-speed rail project.
Network Rail is also undertaking survey works at Maidenhead in preparation for initial stages of the Crossrail project due to begin over the Christmas period.
This will entail minor work to platform five to prepare the existing rail infrastructure to support the development.
Crossrail will run over 100km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
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