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See us in Modern Railways

The Windsor Link Railway is featured in the latest issues of Modern Railways (£). The article focusses on solutions for a western rail link to Heathrow, one of which is the Windsor Link and the other is Wandsworth’s proposal for ‘Airtrack Lite’ (£). These two proposals dovetail very well and are mutually supportive. The Windsor

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See us in the Windsor Observer

See us in the Windsor Observer

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Work in Progress!

Last week engineering work started.  This is feasibility work, looking at whether the the proposed tunnel through Windsor can be built at a reasonable cost.  It is being done by one of the largest and most respected rail engineering firms in the country.  Once this is complete, the next step will be to do initial demand

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Options for HS2

Yesterday, the high speed link to the north (HS2) and Crossrail projects were confirmed by the Chancellor.  We hope to hear next week from the Secretary of State on the fate of Airtrack. A reader, however, as emailed to ask how the Windsor Link would connect to HS2 and what would be the best option for local

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28-29 September: Rail Summit

Windsor Link presented at the end of last month at the Rail Summit.  We had pride of place, speaking immediately after the Transport Secretary, Theresa Villiers, and Network Rail Director, Paul Plummer.  If you missed it, please get in touch for a copy of the presentation.

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New Website

Welcome to our new website. If you’ve visited our old site you’re notice that a lot more has changed than just the graphics. The content has now been updated to reflect the current focus on the project.  Initially the Windsor Link Railway was conceived as a project for ulitmately connecting the Midlands to the south

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Datchet Update

A new simpler initial rail services plan, with the same number of trains as at present, means that there will be no need for an underpass at Datchet.  Future increases in rail utilisation could also be accomodated with improvements in signalling, meaning a maintenance or reduction in level crossing downtimes. National services using the line more

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26 March 2010: High Court ruling on Heathrow Runway 3

Local transport plans of government insufficient (‘defects… in the Secretary of State’s thinking’). (WLR’s view is that local transport needs to be improved irrespective of the third runway.)

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21 December 2009: Staines News

http://www.stainesnews.co.uk/staines-and-ashford-news/news-staines-and-ashford/2009/12/21/airtrack-rival-could-solve-level-crossing-problem-54472-25441260/

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15 December 2009: Plans for rail link between High Wycombe and Heathrow unveiled

A RAIL firm has announced radical plans to link High Wycombe to Heathrow Airport and restore the old line to Maidenhead. The £500m project, which Windsor Link Railway Company aims to begin by 2013, would be privately funded. The company proposes to build a new ‘Wycombe Parkway’ station in Loudwater, with more stops along the

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