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March 16, 2014

Revamped Wokingham station unveiled in UK

The new revamped Wokingham station in the UK has been unveiled, following the completion of renovations under a £220m National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP).

Susan Kramer

The new revamped Wokingham station in the UK has been unveiled, following the completion of renovations under a £220m National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP).

The £6m project has been funded by NSIP, in partnership with South West Trains, Network Rail and Wokingham Borough Council.

UK Transport Minister Susan Kramer said: "This scheme to improve our stations has been a real success, and Wokingham, the 400th station to benefit, is a great example. We have delivered £220 million worth of improvements to 400 stations in England and Wales.

"The government is investing record amounts into transforming our railways and I look forward to the continued success of this programme."

"I look forward to the continued success of this programme."

Upgrades at the Wokingham station include a modern station building, an improved transport interchange for taxis, buses and car users, a drop-off area, a larger waiting area with more seating, a larger booking hall and improved ticket facilities, advanced passenger information screens, new toilets with wheelchair-accessible facilities, and a new cafe.

Around 261 of the NSIP projects have been completed, of a total 409 stations. NSIP had planned to renovate a minimum of 150 stations between 2009 and 2014.

The government has earmarked around £100m in additional funding to be used to modernise station infrastructure and the passenger experience through NSIP, with a further £100m to ‘Access for All’, a fund to improve access at stations and on trains.


Image: Baroness Kramer at Wokingham Station. Photo: courtesy of Gov.UK/DoT.

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