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New Station Manager and a new future for Didcot Parkway

New Station Manager and a new future for Didcot Parkway

First Great Western is delighted to announce £2 million improvements works to Didcot Parkway Station have now started.

This includes upgrading the ticket office and station concourse and the installation of ticket gates. In addition to the £2 million improvements to the booking hall, Oxfordshire County Council will be creating a new modern forecourt, which will be safer and easier to use.

The improvements will mean a smarter, more welcoming environment in keeping with Didcot’s status as a key station on the Great Western main line.

Dave Martin, the new Station Manager at Didcot Parkway, said:

“Let me first say hello, and how delighted I am to be taking over as Station Manager.


“At First Great Western we recognise our role in the communities we serve. These improvement works will ensure that Didcot Parkway continues to provide the services and environment our customers require.

“Every effort will be made to reduce inconvenience caused by the work, but if you have any queries or comments please speak to me or a member of our staff.”

The National Station Improvement Programme improvements works began on Friday 31 August, with the ticket office upgrade due to be completed in 12 weeks. Work on the forecourt will start in September with the closure of the lower level East car park.

A temporary ticket office has been set up while we make the improvements. There will be no change to opening hours, and the office will be fully staffed. Ticket Vending Machines will also be moved but will remain available for use.