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Olympic win for Slough

Jeanette Chippington, gold medal winning Paralympian, joined local leaders and staff from First Great Western and Network Rail to celebrate Slough Railway Station’s multimillion pound upgrade.

Improvements to the Grade II listed station include new lifts and footbridge, revamped waiting rooms and ticket hall, better toilets and a redesigned station forecourt.

Transport Minister Norman Baker said: “With the Olympics only two months away, I’m pleased these major access improvements at Slough Station are being unveiled today.

“The Coalition Government wants everyone to enjoy the Olympics while providing a legacy of better transport for generations to come. This local scheme will remove barriers to work and leisure travel for disabled passengers.

“Nationally, we’ve invested £6.5bn upgrading transport links for the Games to improve services and boost economic development. This is also a great example of key organisations – including Slough Borough Council, First Great Western, Network Rail and my department, working together effectively locally to improve facilities and meet community needs.”


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