Tag Archives: Heathrow

WLR evidence to Select Committee published

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

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WLR and WRAtH in the Windsor Observer

The Windsor Observer has reported on the Windsor Link Railway and the options for a westerly link to Heathrow. They reported, “Last week, Secretary of State for transport Patrick McLoughlin agreed to look into speeding up the delivery of WRatH at the request of Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart”. WLR is grateful that he has not

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Is Slough’s tunnel to Heathrow off the rails?

In February 2013, the Thames Valley Local Economic Partnership announced, “Full steam ahead for the £500m western rail link to Heathrow.” In October 2013, they trumpeted, “Final route for western rail access to Heathrow [WRAtH] to be announced by Christmas. Full steam ahead for the planned western rail access to Heathrow project with a major

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The Heathrow debate

With submissions to the Davies Airport Commission coming in thick and fast some readers have been in touch to ask what Heathrow’s expansion plans (see the graphic above) or even its closure would mean for the Windsor Link Railway. Click on an option below to read more.

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Heathrow Terminal 2

Congratulations to Heathrow Airport, which this week passed a major milestone in the construction of terminal 2. The new terminal is on schedule to open next year with a capacity of 20 million passengers per annum. The Windsor Link Railway will make this important new infrastructure easily accessible to many more people

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£500m put aside for Heathrow link

The government has announced that £500 million has been put aside for a western rail link to Heathrow. The sum has been added to the High Level Output Specification (HLOS) for the rail industry. This isn’t, however, quite the support for the WRAtH solution that Slough BC is claiming. As WLR revealed previously, the government

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Local MPs


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