Theresa discusses car parking during Twyford Station visit

Theresa May has discussed the need for more car parking spaces at Twyford Station during a visit to the station with GWR officials. Commuters regularly raise the need for more car parking spaces at the station, and this need could be exacerbated when Crossrail comes into operation. The lack of capacity causes problems in the local area with increased street parking causing congestion and affecting local residents.

Theresa visited Twyford Station on 11th March and discussed the issue with GWR Managing Director, Mark Hopwood. She received an update on GWR’s bid for funding from the Department for Transport to expand the car park’s capacity, and on other measures that could help the situation. This follows a recent report by Wokingham Borough Council which highlighted the need for the Council, GWR and the local community to work together on improving access to the station.

During her visit, Theresa also welcomed confirmation from GWR that the station lifts will now operate on a 24-hour basis following a successful trial. This will improve access for disabled passengers and others who rely on the lift.

Commenting, Theresa said: “It is important that we have the right infrastructure in place to meet the demand for car parking at Twyford Station, particularly with Crossrail coming in 2019. We need more parking capacity at the station and I welcome the efforts of GWR and Wokingham Borough Council to seek a solution. I will continue to work with them to find the best way forward.”

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