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 Telegraph reports: Property prices within a 10-minute walk of central London Crossrail stations have risen by more than 30% since the project was announced in 2008. The growth in values was 8% greater than wider improvements for central London, according to a study by estate agent Knight Frank.
Thank you to everybody who’s responded to our residents’ survey so far. A particular thank you to those who made the effort to post their responses by hand. The results show overwhelming support, with 95.2% of residents responding believing that the scheme is important to Windsor.
Over the last few months the Windsor Link Railway has been working with Network Rail to estimate demand for phase 1 of the Windsor Link Railway, connecting Slough to Staines via Windsor. As with much forecasting, this is a far from easy task. Network Rail's standard approach is to look first at the population and employment in the catchment areas of the new services. This splits into two types: long-distance and local. One can ignore the former for now because it is too complex
According to GVA, one of the UK's largest independent property consultants, property prices along the Crossrail route will increase by 25%. That's great news for towns such as Maidenhead and Slough. It's also great news for Windsor as it demonstrates the value that can be created by better transport infrastructure, not just for jobs but also for house owners. The Windsor Link Railway would have an even greater effect on house prices in Windsor with the triple benefits of faster links to south London,