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Olympic upgrade for Slough station

Published: 17 Mar 2010 17:522 comments

MORE than £2m has been set aside to make Slough railway station step-free in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Three lifts will be installed with the £2.5m government funding in a bid to improve access at key stations for sports fans with limited mobility.

Rail Minister Chris Mole said: "The 2012 Olympic Games will be a landmark event in London's history and it's vital everyone can take part and enjoy them.

"These stations in particular are expecting thousands more visitors wanting to get to Olympic events.

"Creating step-free access at these stations will be a massive help to those with limited mobility, making it easier for them to get to individual sports events.

Travellers will continue to benefit from better access at these stations for many years after the Olympics."

The money comes as part of the £370m 'Access for All' scheme which was launched in 2006 to fund the redevelopment of train stations across England, Scotland and Wales.

Construction work will start in 2011 and is due to be completed in time for the opening ceremony in 2012.

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