Plans submitted for railway station refurb

A popular train station could get a facelift in the new year if plans for a refurbishment are approved.

By Becca Choules
Thursday, 4th December 2014, 3:04 pm
Haddenham and Thame Parkway station
Haddenham and Thame Parkway station

Network Rail wants to make changes to Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station because passenger numbers are on the up.

Network Rail town planning manager Jill Stephenson said: “Haddenham & Thame Parkway Station continues to grow in popularity and in recognition of this, proposals to enhance passenger facilities and improve overall station layout have been developed.”

The plans include the installation of new, modern platform shelters and the replacement of the existing bus shelter.

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Safer walkways are also a priority, with new paths planned for the car park and between the station building and the road entrance.

The current Gatehouse security building would be replaced with something more sturdy and more CCTV cameras would be installed.

Elsewhere in the station, the signage would get a refresh on the buildings, platforms and platform approaches and the main sign repositioned at the station entrance.

The pedestrian footbridge would get a fresh lick of paint and be resurfaced while there are plans for a new hub for cycle repairs in the station car park, meaning commuters who cycle in will be able to ensure their bikes are always in tip top condition.

Planning officers are due to consider the proposals on January 7, so if the plans get the green light the work would likely start early next year.