Works are currently underway outside the station, enhancing pedestrian and cycling access to the town centre with wider footways and easier crossing points. After much consultation it has been agreed to permanently close the ‘right turn’ lane at Queen Street, this area will form a large island to the help accommodate the additional one million passengers a year predicted as part of the opening of Crossrail (Elizabeth Line). These essential highway works are programmed to be completed by November 2019.
In December 2019, works are expected to move on to the station forecourt. This will involve the permanent removal of the long stay parking from the forecourt which will be relocated into the ground floor in Stafferton Way car park. The forecourt will then be repaved and landscaped to include wide pavements for commuters. In addition to this, around 300 new cycle stands will be installed, providing essential bicycle parking facilities in the town. The entire scheme is set to be completed by April 2020 before Crossrail comes to Maidenhead.
For more information on the arrival of the Elizabeth Line visit the Crossrail website.