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Council starts statutory consultation on WLR

Last week, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, started a formal, statutory consultation on the Windsor Link Railway. Please let the council know your views. Click on the button below to go straight to the survey.

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Council: new strategic plan for Windsor

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has just announced a cabinet paper for a Windsor strategic plan. This will include the Windsor Link Railway. The council’s forward plan says: If the recommendation to produce a Strategic Planning Document is accepted there will be widespread consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholders. The Windsor Link Railway

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Windsor Express: Railway ‘shambles’ — and how WLR can help

The Windsor & Eton Express this week splashes on the ‘commuter misery as signals upgrade is dogged by problems’. On Wednesday, First Great Western managing director Mark Hopwood issued an apology and assured passengers it was working to reduce the likelihood of the problems happening again… The troubles continued yesterday (Thursday) when travellers faced a

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Council approves ‘preferred options’ policies supporting WLR

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s cabinet yesterday evening approved ‘preferred options’ policies for supporting the Windsor Link Railway. This is for the Borough Local Plan, which is due to go for a second consultation in June. The key parts relevant to WLR are preferred policy option INF2 (Sustainable Transport): It is proposed to

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WLR: the benefits to Maidenhead

Most of the benefits of WLR are to Windsor itself. The town will have an effective doubling of the frequency of trains to Waterloo and Paddington, knocking about 20 minutes off average journey times to London. The associated work on the riverside area, including potentially restoring and expanding Alexandra Gardens and the development of the

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Colnbrook Views: ‘secret’ consultation on Heathrow link

Colnbrook Views has reported on the ‘informal consultation‘ on a link to Heathrow that will go under the village: The consortium behind the Western Rail Access to Heathrow (WRAtH) project has begun an “informal consultation” into its plans for 5km of new tunnels to connect Heathrow Terminal 5 with Langley Station. But beware, if you

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Observer: Windsor 2030 progress

The Windsor Observer reports that Windsor 2030, responsible for bringing forward the neighbourhood plan for the centre of Windsor, has now finished its formal evidence gathering stage, with more than 1,000 responses. They report: Areas highlighted for improvement include the upper St Leonard’s Road/lower Peascod Street area, Peascod Quarter around William Street, King Edward Court

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Planning like it’s 1845

The Windsor Link Railway is working on what we hope will be a new chapter of Windsor history. As we start the new year, is worth reflecting on how the railways first came to this town and how they defined and indeed saved Windsor as we know and love it today. The hero of the

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28,000 pages views in 2014

The WLR website received 28,000 views in 2014, according to Jetpack. This is a 40% increase from the year before. Almost all of these were from the local region. Our busiest day of the year was June 10, with WLR being featured by the BBC. The high numbers visiting this site are an important part

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Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas to all. WLR will be posting with some hopefully very good news next year but in the meantime wishes everybody a very merry break.

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