On Friday 10th March, we received notification from the office of Alok Sharma MP that the decision has been made by the government to defer the update to Theale station to add new lifts and footbridge until at least April 2019. This is a big disappointment to all of us that have been trying to see this project delivered.
This disappointing news follows months of requests for updates from Theale’s Future to Mr Sharma, Network Rail, First Great Western and the Rail Minister himself.
As you may know, there is a new station building at Theale which is currently not used. We shall seek to validate what the plan now is for this building in light of the deferral of the other expected works.