Your chance to see latest Salisbury Railway Station forecourt plans

MULTI million-pound plans to revitalise the forecourt at Salisbury Station will be discussed at a meeting next week.

On Tuesday (April 16), residents and businesses are being offered the chance to meet the contractor delivering the scheme.

The forecourt plan is the second scheme coming forward as a result of the £9 million investment in Salisbury from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

It will see improved landscaping and planting of trees, street furniture and wayfinding, along with more sustainable travel facilities, such as a bus interchange.

A combination of wall-mounted, and pole-mounted lighting is also proposed, to provide safe levels of lighting for the forecourt users.

The Meet the Contractor event will be held in the empty retail unit off the booking hall at Salisbury Railway Station between 2pm and 7pm, featuring teams from Wiltshire Council and Milestone Infrastructure.

People can also see the latest plans and find out more about the scheme and how it will be delivered.

How the forecourt at Salisbury Railway Station could look after the work. Picture: Wiltshire Council

How the forecourt at Salisbury Railway Station could look after the work. Picture: Wiltshire Council

Cllr Tamara Reay, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for transport and assets, said: “One of our key priorities is to have vibrant, well-connected communities and the redesign of the forecourt area will make it more attractive and accessible for visitors and residents.

“These improvements aim to enhance the public realm and improve wayfinding to provide a welcoming arrival point to encourage tourists and visitors to the city centre, to stay longer and spend more of their money in our local independent shops, cafes and restaurants which this modern cathedral city is renowned for.

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“We recognise the works will cause some disruption to local people and businesses. We would, therefore, encourage local people to attend this event to find out more at an early stage and to ask any questions they may have.”

Lewis Cowley, Milestone Infrastructure’s regional director, added: “We have been working with Wiltshire Council, Network Rail and South Western Railway for a number of months to develop the most efficient delivery solution.

“Our team will be happy to present the construction phasing plans at this event and be on hand to answer other questions related to the station forecourt construction works.”


  1. Lorraine Hadaway Reply

    Are they going to open the entrance on Windsor road side. To help with pedestrians on foot getting off the bus at the end of Devises road. And for pedestrians that side of town

    1. HJ Reply

      I totally agree! Less trees (from which sap and bird mess lands on cars parked underneath) and more waiting bays. The station also requires more day parking for busy days as the car park is too small for such a major transport hub.
      Oh, you could also cut the parking charges by 50% whilst you’re at it if you want greater travel by train!

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