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Rail station revamp forges ahead

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The forecourt work is expected to be completed in January

Work to "transform" a Berkshire railway station is pressing ahead with the next £600,000 phase under way.

The new forecourt area of Bracknell station will have a larger taxi rank, improved cycle facilities and more short-term parking spaces.

It follows the recent completion of a new passenger footbridge, with lifts providing a step-free access to the Reading-bound platform.

The forecourt improvements are expected to be completed in January.

Bracknell Regeneration Partnership has also donated a segment of land at the front of the station to enable further landscaping.

The work is being carried out by Bracknell council in partnership with South West Trains and Network Rail.

Councillor Mary Ballin, member for transportation, said: "This is another significant step in completing the transformation of the station into the quality gateway that Bracknell deserves."

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