The stone cutters and angle grinders are out, cranes have roamed the site like mechanical dinosaurs and men in garish orange overalls have been measuring, hitting and cutting anything that they can lay their hands on. It’s brutal out there. Yep, work on Twickenham station has shifted up a gear and is accelerating faster than the overcrowded 07.53 to Waterloo. There’s a new footbridge between the platforms – currently not open for use – and the bridge running from Mary’s Terrace to Cole Park Road is also out of action – shrouded in covers… and mystery.

The major part of the redevelopment of the site is going to take place after the Rugby World Cup next year which, let’s face it, is almost certainly what would have happened judicial review or no judicial review. However, some of the platform & station related improvement work should be complete by the time the event kicks off. The footbridges, step-free access, better lighting, resurfaced platforms are all set to be finished by May of next year.

Work at Twickenham station
Work at Twickenham station

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