Today, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer officially unveiled the newly refurbished rail station in Wokingham, representing the 400th station to benefit from the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP).
The £6 million project has been funded by NSIP, in partnership with South West Trains, Network Rail and Wokingham Borough Council. The new station building was delivered by Spencer Rail.
The refurbishment has delivered significant benefits for the station’s passengers, including a new modern station building, new toilets and wheelchair accessible facilities and a new cafe.
Spencer Rail’s Managing Director, Raj Sinha, said: “The new building and other works have completely transformed Wokingham Station. It looks absolutely fantastic and I am delighted that we, along with Network Rail, South West Trains, Wokingham Borough Council and our supply chain partners, have been able to create something that will add such huge value to the travelling public for many years to come.”
The current NSIP project will run until 31 March 2014. For Control Period 5, the Government has allocated a further £100 million NSIP funding to be spent on improving station infrastructure, plus a further £100 million allocated to Access for All, a fund to improve access at stations and on trains.