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Plans for Newbury station revamp on show

Plans to revitalise Newbury Train Station will be on show on Monday 18 March.

Great Western Railway (GWR) and West Berkshire Council will present these proposals at the Annual Town Meeting at the Newbury Town Hall.

GWR has reported that Newbury railway stations are set for a major upgrade, with investment close to £7 million pounds. Newbury Racecourse station is in line for a makeover following a £70,000 investment, which will include improved waiting facilities, covered cycle parking, a ticket vending machine, CCTV cameras and improvements to the footbridge.

At Newbury station improved connections for pedestrians, cyclists and those using public transport are expected, with office space also planned. These improvements would also “complement” the recently approved Market Street development which will see 232 homes built on land between the station and Market Street.

The Annual Town Meeting commences after the Civic Awards, so those wishing to attend should be at the Town Hall by 7.45pm on Monday evening. As numbers are limited, spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so if you would like to attend, please register by emailing towncouncil@newbury.gov.uk or call 01635 35486.

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