Commuters are being warned that there will be changes to accessing Twickenham train station from the end of the month to allow for upgrade works to continue.

Richmond council have advised that a new temporary entrance to the trains will be created next to platform three near the car park from August 25 until spring 2019.

Access to ticket machines and other services will also be available by the temporary construction along with a blue badge holders bay, one ‘Kiss & Ride’ bay and two spaces for taxi set down and pick-ups.

Vicky Western, development manager at Solum, said: “Good progress has been made to date and we will soon start the main phase of construction.

“The new station will open in spring 2019 and deliver the new modern facilities the traveling public rightly expect from Twickenham.

“Solum would like to thank residents and commuters for their patience and understanding to date as we try and deliver this important project with as little disruption as possible for both neighbours and the travelling public.”

Replacement cycle parking facilities are also being provided and bus stop ‘C’ directly outside the station will also be closed until May 2019 leaving the nearest alternative – bus stop A – outside the Travel Lodge and Regal House.

To assist with the temporary changes and help commuters the council have advised there will be extra staff at the station.

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We have always said that Twickenham Station in its current form is not fit for purpose and is in desperate need of heavy investment.

“I am pleased that this work is now well underway and with the move of the station entrance – work on the podium can commence.

“I would like to thank all the residents who live in the surrounding area for their ongoing support during the development.

"We know that there are times where there is noise and disruption. We have been working hard to liaise with Network Rail and South West Trains on their behalf to ensure that they are kept informed of the works and the impact on their households is kept to a minimum.”

The current station is set to be demolished to make way for a modern, accessible station as well as new homes and retail units around a new station plaza plus improved parking and secure bicycle spaces.

A riverside walk beside the River Crane is also being developed along with the new pathway provided by the new Brewery Wharf development which will extend towards Twickenham Stoop and the new Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus.