After several years of delays, work is due to finally start in April on a scheme to update and regenerate Twickenham station.
Originally intended to be completed in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, the programme to rebuild the station as part of a wider construction scheme to improve facilities for travellers finally has a start date. The plans will see a new station, with a significantly larger ticket office, enhanced access, improved lifts and facilities.
The redevelopment of the station will be part of a £60 million project which will see 115 homes in three blocks constructed around a central plaza, along with an array of shops and restaurants, in what is hoped will form a new gateway to the town centre.
Solum, a development joint venture between Network Rail and Keir, also announced the start date for a similar project at Walthamstow station, believed to be worth approximately £20 million. This second phase of redevelopment at Walthamstow will see an enhanced station entrance, retail space, enhanced cycling facilities and an upgraded car park in addition to 79 apartments. It is hoped that work on both projects will commence next month.