WLR featured on Thames Valley Property

WLR is pleased to see the Greater Thames Valley partnership getting more support and taking an active interest in transport.

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First new private railway in 100 years, Florida USA

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

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Another record-breaking year

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

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Alignment Options

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

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New government emphasises importance of private investment in rail

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

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New watercolour-style drawings of Windsor riverside

WLR Architect, James Armitage, has produced these watercolour-style images illustrating ideas for an improved and restored Windsor riverside. More details on our Windsor page.

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The new PM’s comments on WLR

WLR welcomes the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, who is also the local MP for Maidenhead. This is what she said about the Windsor Link Railway: Good train services from Maidenhead and Twyford to London are crucial, both for commuters who live in the local area and for local businesses. That’s why I welcome proposals

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Alternatives to WLR ‘poor value for money’ – official report

An official report published by the Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership (LEP) has supported WLR’s view that the needs of not just Windsor but also Slough are best served by the proposed linking of the two lines and new station. The report finds that all the alternatives to WLR for improving links between Windsor and

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Secretary of State re-iterates support for private investment in rail

Speaking at the National Infrastructure Forum, the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, said: And as we address the future and the consequences of our vote to leave the European Union (EU), one thing is certain. Investment in the long term infrastructure we need, has become more important, not less. Passenger demand is increasing;

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WLR in the news

See the media coverage of WLR’s publication of the master plan for the Windsor riverside.

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