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Theresa opens new footbridge and lifts at Twyford station

  • 18 Nov 2009

Theresa May has opened a new footbridge and passenger lifts at Twyford railway station as part of a scheme to improve access. The new footbridge, lift and stairs will make access between the station entrance, ticket office and all five platforms much easier for everyone, particularly those with reduced mobility.

Theresa commented, “Twyford is a key station for London and Reading bound commuters. I’m delighted that these essential improvements are now open and providing passengers with step-free access around the station. It will make a real difference to all passengers, from people with disabilities to those carrying heavy luggage and parents with pushchairs.”

Chris Rayner, Network Rail route director, said: “Network Rail is committed to providing facilities which make rail use easier, safer and more accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities and those with heavy luggage or small children.”

First Great Western’s Head of Stations, Mark Heffernan, said: “The completion of this scheme is a real benefit for our customers travelling to or from Twyford and those changing at Twyford into our popular branch line service to Henley on Thames. Safety and our customers are our first priorities. The installation of this bridge creates step free access across the station which is great for our existing customers and creates easier travel opportunities for potential customers with disabilities who may wish to travel to or from Twyford in the future.”