WORK on the £2 million improvements to Henley railway station, due to start this weekend, has been postponed because of high winds.
Lifts are being installed for disabled access and a new footbridge is being built in the project, due to be completed in Spring 2014.
High winds forecast for the weekend has made it too dangerous for large cranes to remove the old footbridge, so work has been postponed until the weekend starting Friday 1st November.
A temporary set of steps which will be used while the new footbridge is being built has already been erected.
Liam Sumpter, Network Rail area director, said: “These vital improvements to Henley station will make life easier for everyone to use the train, especially those with heavy luggage or reduced mobility.
“The new facilities at the station will play an important role in helping us to manage the individual needs of the increasing numbers of passengers who travel on the railway.”
The station is remaining open to passengers throughout the work, which is being paid for by the Department for Transport.
Rail Minister Baroness Kramer said: “Improvements like these make a real difference to those using the railways.
“Opening up access at stations and providing step-free routes gives all passengers, including those with disabilities and parents with young children, greater access to employment and social opportunities.”
The old footbridge is being removed next weekend.
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