The Windsor Link Railway has been featured on the Andrew Peach show on BBC Berkshire this morning. Hear the clip, which also includes an interview with Richard Dexter, one of the country's leading tunnelling experts, answering some technical questions on how the tunnel would be built.
WLR has been featured in this week's Windsor Express. The paper said: The appointment of architects to draw up an masterplan for the ambitious Windsor Link Railway (WLR) has been hailed as a 'very positive step' by the project's managing director. WLR announced on Monday that Somerset-based James Armitage Architects had been commissioned to produce design ideas and a 3D model to give the public a better idea of what the project could look like. James Armitage is on the Professional Framework of the
The Windsor Express has reported that a 'Senior councillor warns a solution to Windsor's traffic woes are still a way off'. The Royal Borough’s cabinet member for highways and transport has praised residents for their patience but admits they may have to wait for a resolution to the town’s traffic chaos. He told the forum that results had been ‘inconclusive’ from last year’s three month consultation which asked residents whether they would like to see lights removed at the junctions of Clewer Hill Road
WLR is pleased to announce that it has commissioned James Armitage Architects to produce an indicative masterplan and design ideas for the Windsor Link Railway. James Armitage specialise in traditional and classic architecture and they are part of the Prince's Foundation for Building Community Professional Network. This means they are well-placed to understand Windsor's special status, as an internationally famous historic town and as a home as well as the needs and preferences of local residents today. The output of this work will enable
WLR wishes all its supporters and viewers of this site a very Happy New Year. In 2015 this site saw another year of high traffic, with 27,000 page view and 11,000 unique visitors, an increase of 14% from 2014. The majority of these are from local people who would be directly affected by the proposed improvements to Windsor. This continues to demonstrate both the high level of interest in the project and WLR's engagement with the public. The highlight of the year was the
The House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into Surface Transport to Airports has ordered evidence submitted by WLR to be published. WLR's evidence agrees with British Airways, that the currently proposed links are too expensive and counter-productive, likely leading to worse traffic congestion if the airport grows. The Windsor Link Railway offers a solution to this problem, which saves the taxpayers almost a billion pounds. It adds direct connections to Heathrow and Crossrail from Windsor and Ascot (and improves links to Slough and Maidenhead)
The Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership (LEP) has commissioned Atkins to do work on improving links between Slough and Windsor.
The main principles of WLR have been supported in the emerging Windsor 2030 neighbourhood plan. This is a 'pre-consultation' prior to the draft policy consultation. The above video is a quick summary. For more information visit the Windsor 2030 news section. Agree or disagree, you can comment on their website, criticise or suggest alternatives. Please make your comments non-anonymous for them to count as official feedback. You can also comment below.
Both the Windsor Express and the Windsor Observer have reported on the proposed public consultation on WLR. The Windsor Express covers the “overview and scrutiny panel” discussion last Thursday. This had a ‘heated’ discussion on the content of the consultation, although the paper was recommended to cabinet unanimously. Cllr Saunders said he thought developments around the WLR including a proposed 3,000 space car park under Alexandra Gardnes should be included in the consultation (something WLR agrees with). He continued: I think people should be
Cllr Colin Rayner was interviewed on BBC Berkshire this morning about the Windsor Link Railway. You can hear his comments below, right after a number of local residents support it. WLR understands the BBC couldn't find a resident to oppose the scheme. Cllr Rayner had many (highly sensible) reservations about the technical challenges and disruption and said that they had a 'change of heart' about doing a consultation until they understand it better. He confirmed, however, that he supported the scheme in principle and