We are working with Hampshire County Council to improve access to and from Aldershot railway station.
About the railway station improvements
We recognise Aldershot railway station is a key gateway into the town centre and an important interchange for trains and buses, but its forecourt and approach are in need of improvement.
We identified the site as a priority in the Rushmoor Local Plan and in the .
There are two linked parts to the scheme:
Access to the station
We have been working with Hampshire County Council to develop plans to improve vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access to the station.
These plans include:
- Windsor Way and the southern section of Arthur Street will become two-way between Victoria Road and Station Road
- The Windsor Way junction will be reduced in size and there will be new pedestrian crossing facilities
- A new cycle route from the A323, through the Wellesley development, to the railway station
- A new crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists across the High Street to the east of Naafi Roundabout
- Priority crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, which will make it safer around the junctions on Victoria Road
- A new cycle route along Arthur Street, with some existing on-street parking spaces being relocated on Victoria Road. The existing one-way system will be reversed allowing access from Victoria Road and exit via Windsor Way
Station forecourt improvements
Hampshire County Council has developed proposals to improve the station forecourt and access to it. These include:
- Better pedestrian access between the station and the town centre
- Better access to the train station car park for vehicles and improved walking routes for pedestrians between the car park and the main station access
- Improved access for buses, taxis and to the car park
- Public realm improvements within the area of the station forecourt
- Highway maintenance improvements and renewals within the public highway in the area
You can find out more about both schemes on the improving access to Aldershot railway station page on Hampshire County Council's website.
External funding for regeneration
We were successful in securing £200,000 of government grant funding from the Enterprise M3 LEP to help with development costs.