Theresa May officially opened a new £4.5million railway siding in Maidenhead on Friday 30 June, which will see Great Western Railway increase the number of electric peak time trains.
The sidings have been installed as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan and will ease congestion on the railway, allowing GWR to introduce a further three new eight carriage Electrostar trains, increasing capacity and improving passenger’s experience.
“It is great to see that this vital work, which will increase capacity and improve services for passengers, has been completed ahead of schedule. Improving peak-time services between Maidenhead and London is one of my priorities as an MP, and it is good news for the town that we are making such progress.”
The new Electrostar services were extended from Hayes & Harlington to operate between Maidenhead and London Paddington in May this year at peak times. The newly-opened sidings have been delivered 18 months early after being funded by the Crossrail project.