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The Marlow - Maidenhead Passengers' Association is the action group for all public transport users - bus and train - in the area served by the Maidenhead to Marlow railway line in the Thames Valley including its former route into High Wycombe. We lobby the operators and local government on behalf of users to improve services and facilities, and we bring you timely information regarding proposed and actual service changes.

Retatta Line We also hold a watching brief for the Twyford to Henley-on-Thames line, known as The Regatta Line, plus Taplow and High Wycombe stations.

The more members we have the stronger is our voice in fighting for your interests. For more about the benefits of membership and an application form please visit the Membership Page or e-mail us.

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Enhanced service to Henley-on Thames This Weekend

First great Western is running addional trains to Henley for the Rewind Festival on August 16th and 17th, including later fast trains from Henley to Twyford on Sunday. Details here.

Crossrail Works at Maidenhead Start on 5th July

Please read this full briefing from Mark Hopwood, MD, FGW.

Some car parking spaces on the main concourse will be lost. Alternative parking spaces will be made available in Silco Drive.

Starting in August the platform canopies will be refurbished and modified to accommodate overhead line equipment.

The platforms will be lengthened for 9-car Crossrail trains.

An additional lift will be installed to provide step-free access to platform 1.

Crossrail, First Great Western and Network Rail are holding a joint drop-in information session at Maidenhead Station on Tuesday 8th July between 14:00 and 19:00.

Works at Taplow Station

Network Rail is undertaking work at Taplow in preparation for Crossrail between July and December. Platform work will be done overnight and over some weekends, from 28th July until 18th December. From 3rd July there will be some daytime work to set up a compound on the north side of the station. More information can be found in this letter (PDF).

Electrification Works, June - August 2014

Crossrail has notified us of piling works planned on the railway between Burnham and Maidenhead during the period from June to August as part of the electrification of the line. This will involve working at night and may cause some disturbance to neighbours although disruption should only last for a short time in any one area. For more information please click here (PDF).

We are also advised that track works are planned to the west of Maidenhead station during June and July. Much of the work will take place overnight and at weekends. For more information please see this letter (PDF).

Chiltern Platform Lengthening Under Way

Work has started to extend platforms at five stations between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street to provide the option for longer trains and extra seats on the Chiltern main line.

Working with Chiltern Railways, Network Rail will extend platforms at Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham and Thame Parkway and Bicester North stations. read more ...

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