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Maidenhead and Windsor

We're modernising the Great Western route to bring passengers faster, more frequent and more reliable services. The project includes upgrading our infrastructure so that the route can be electrified

This page explains the work we'll be doing in Maidenhead and Windsor and when it's due to take place.

What we're doing

To enable the route to be electrified, we're installing supporting masts and overhead lines, and preparing the foundations for these ('piling'). We'll also be modifying some of the bridges and other structures on the route to create the extra height needed for the overhead lines.

More about our work to electrify the railway

Work dates and locations

Piling work

We're carrying out piling work in the areas shown below from Monday 11 July to Friday 22 July 2016. Please note that the schedule could change at short notice for operational reasons.

Before starting this work we may need to clear overgrown vegetation alongside the line. Find out more about why and how we manage vegetation

Maidenhead Station to Charvil (gantry installation)

Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 August 2016 
22:15 – 05:15
Local authority:Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead & Wokingham

Bridge and structure works

The table below shows bridges and other structures we need to modify for electrification, along with the work we're currently carrying out and any temporary road closures and diversions. Work due to start in the future is subject to approval by Maidenhead and Windsor Council. 

Working responsibly

We know that our work to improve the railway may cause some disruption and noise for local communities. We do our very best to limit this and appreciate your patience and understanding.

For example, we often have to carry out some of the work at night when trains aren’t running. This is because we’re contractually obliged to work at times that have the least impact on passenger services, and because we must ensure the safety of our workforce. 

If roads or footpaths need to be closed temporarily because of bridge work, we agree diversionary routes with the local council. And we are committed to completing the work quickly, so the road can be reopened as soon as possible.  

Last updated 28 July 2016. This page will be updated regularly.