Great Western Railway (GWR) has reported that Newbury railway stations are set for a major upgrade, with investment close to £7 million pounds.

Newbury Racecourse station is in line for a makeover following a £70,000 investment, which will include improved waiting facilities, covered cycle parking, a ticket vending machine, CCTV cameras and improvements to the footbridge.

At Newbury station, improved connections for pedestrians, cyclists and those using public transport are expected, with office space also planned.

The improvements follow the recently approved Market Street development, which will see 232 homes built on land between the station and Market Street.

GWR and West Berkshire District Council will present these proposals at The annual Town Meeting at the Town Hall, Newbury on Monday, March 18.

The Annual Town Meeting commences after the Civic Awards, so those wishing to attend should be at the Town Hall by 7.45pm.

As numbers are limited, spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Anyone who would like to attend is asked to register by emailing or calling 01635 35486.