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Windsor – Coach Park link to town centre reopens

Refurbishment of the footbridge in Windsor which links the coach park with the town centre is due to be completed shortly, allowing the bridge to reopen, provisionally on Tuesday 7 May.

The footbridge, which is considered by many to be the gateway into Windsor, has been shut since the start of the year to allow the extensive refurbishment to be undertaken. This has included the complete cleaning and repainting of the steel bridge structure, preventative maintenance and anti-corrosion works, installation of new bridge lighting, cleaning the Perspex canopy and applying a mirror film to the underside of the canopy.

The complexity of the project, largely due to the proximity of the walkway to the platform at Windsor and Eton Central Railway Station, required this lengthy closure.

Operators are reminded that the coach park, located in Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HY has 74 spaces. Entry is allowed up to 1830 but exit is permitted at any time. Charges apply daily (including bank holidays) between 09:00 and 2100. Details of charges and applications for coach park permits can be found here: https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/parking/car-parks-and-park-and-ride/car-park/coach-park. Advance booking for special events in the town is not available.

Peter Bradley, Managing Director of the UKCOA notes that The Royal Borough have expressed their appreciation of coach operators and passengers for their patience while the refurbishment of the bridge has been underway. Structures such as these do require refurbishment from time to time and we are grateful that the works were programmed to take place post-Christmas but before the busy summer period.