Slough at the centre of Olympic transport plans
26th June 2012
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The Eton Dorney Olympic Venue is just over the border in Bucks, but thousands of people will be travelling to and through Slough this summer to celebrate the games.


Arriving by rail

As part of plans to make it the public transport hub for Eton Dornet, Slough railway station and forecourt has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment.

The three main elements of the refurbishment include:

Forecourt refurbishment delivered as part of local infrastructure improvements from Slough Borough Council under their £450 million Heart of Slough regeneration project.

A new footbridge and lifts to provide step-free access to all platforms in the station. These improvements have been delivered by network rail.

Major improvements to the main station building, such as a new customer information point, upgraded ticket halls, waiting rooms and toilets. This has been delivered by First Great Western.

Spectators for the rowing and sprint canoeing events who are arriving by train can take advantage of shuttle buses which will go direct to the transport mall at Windsor Racecourse.

Throughout the Olympics these shuttle buses will travelling from the station down Windsor Road before leaving Slough via the Windsor Relief Road spur. For the Paralympics the buses will travel directly to the venue along the A4.


Parking and Riding

Eton Dorney will have many park and ride sites, just one of which is Upton Court Park, Upton Court Road.

This park will be used as a park and ride site for around 2,500 ticket holders from 28th July - 11th August for the Olympics and from 31st August - 3rd September for the Paralympics.

Spectators using the park and ride scheme will enter and exit at the eastern edge (Rugby Club entrance) and park in the southern part of the area near the motorway. The park and ride site will operate from 5am to 7pm daily.

More information about transport during the Olympic Games can be found at

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