Twyford Station lifts will now be open 24 hours a day to improve accessibility at the station after the successful trial of a remote monitoring system.
Previously only in operation during station opening hours, the lifts will now be available to use 24 hours a day.
Rt Hon Theresa May MP for Maidenhead visited the station on Friday 11 March to officially mark the improvement.
Mrs May said:
“I am delighted that the lifts at Twyford Station will now be open for 24 hours a day. This is great news for disabled passengers and those who rely on the lifts to access the platforms.
“It is important to ensure that we do everything possible to make public transport as accessible as possible for everyone in the community and I welcome GWR’s announcement.”
GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood said:
“GWR prides itself on putting our customers first and supporting the communities we serve. We recognise the key role that rail travel has in supporting the local and national economy and we are delighted to be able to mark these improvements, further increasing accessibility here at Twyford.
“During the previous franchise over £85 million was invested across our network of 210 stations, by working with rail industry partners, the DfT, and local authorities.”