The Windsor Link Railway is pleased to be joining the Passenger Demand Forecasting Council as an associate member. This will allow us to access the Rail Demand Forecasting Handbook containing twenty years of research on rail demand forecasting, providing guidance on aspects such as the effects of service quality, fares and external factors on rail demand.
The Queen’s Speech for the new government was delivered this week and Secretaries of State are now settling back into business.
WLR has long advocated a more rational approach to rail procurement in this country so it is pleased to have met with Prof Mark Casson
WLR was honoured to be invited to speak at the Railfuture London & South-East AGM back in April.
Welcome to our new website. We’ve given it a refresh and simplified the structure. Also, with a general election just completed, we need to focus more strongly on the change that this country needs.
WLR is pleased to see the Greater Thames Valley partnership getting more support and taking an active interest in transport.
In Florida, they're building the first new privately funded railway for over 100 years with a company called Brightline. President, Mike Reininger, says: The idea is to make something more reliable, more comfortable and more convenient than the alternatives. Trends in the USA and the UK often follow each other. The Windsor Link Railway will also be the first privately funded addition to the core railway network in Britain for over 100 years, giving similar benefits of lower fares and better, more frequent
Happy New Year as well as a big thank you to everybody who visited this site in 2016, more of you than ever, demonstrating the growing public interest in the Windsor Link Railway proposals. Public consultation is a key part of the planning approval process, which WLR hopes to start formally in 2017, as well as helping to make its proposals even better. The site has published fewer posts than previous years but representing more substantial pieces of work. The highlight of the year
The Windsor Link Railway has been working with engineering consultants Pell Frischmann as well as Network Rail on completing formal project milestones (GRIP). We are on target to have feasibility (GRIP 2) for the tunnel in Windsor completed by early 2017. The aim is to give a number of alignment options and to demonstrate compliance with railway standards for operability and safety. Also important for this next level of work will be confirmation of current cost and revenue estimates to ensure that value for
In a letter to the Office of Rail and Road, published last week, the new government has identified areas for 'further focus'. In addition to HS2, it says: Second, a greater emphasis on potential options for private investment in rail infrastructure, in line with the recommendation in the Shaw Report, so that the regulatory framework supports third party investment to add real value alongside continuing Government investment. Third, a greater focus on encouraging innovation across the rail sector. This is a vital counter-point to