Maidenhead railway station is being prepared for the future. The town will be served by new electric trains from 2017 and Crossrail services from
On the weekend of 4 to 5 September and Sunday 12 October, the canopies and a Victorian train shed on platforms 4 and 5 will be removed by a 300 tonne
crane in preparation for new overhead power lines being installed and the platforms being lengthened ready for the new 205 metre long Crossrail
trains. The train shed will be carefully disassembled and taken to Cholsey and Wallingford heritage railway where it will be re-used. The canopies at
the station will be replaced as part of the ongoing work at the station.
James Adeshiyan, Head of Project Interface, First Great Western said:
“These developments at Maidenhead are a key component of the Great Western line modernisation which when complete will fit the demands of our
“The £14.8bn Crossrail project will introduce extra capacity on a key route into London giving passengers new high frequency and spacious trains.
“We have taken steps to minimise the disruption to our passengers throughout this work, however we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Matthew White, Crossrail Surface Director said:
“Crossrail will provide a step change in public transport for people in Maidenhead – new and longer trains, a better station and the ability to
travel right through central London without having to change trains.”
First Great Western are advising customers that there will be no services stopping at platforms 4 and 5 at Maidenhead on Saturday 4 to 5 October and
Sunday 12 October. This means buses will replace trains on the Marlow line and between Slough and Maidenhead, including Taplow and Burnham, on the relief line.
The main entrance and station forecourt will also be closed so customers will only be able to access the station through the Shoppenhangers Road