Maidenhead

The new PM’s comments on WLR

2017-06-01T14:59:33+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Tags: , , |

WLR welcomes the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, who is also the local MP for Maidenhead. This is what she said about the Windsor Link Railway: Good train services from Maidenhead and Twyford to London are crucial, both for commuters who live in the local area and for local businesses. That’s why I welcome proposals from the Windsor Link Railway company, which could potentially provide much quicker journey times to south London and Waterloo. These have the additional advantage of being privately-led, reducing the [...]

WLR: the benefits to Maidenhead

2017-06-01T17:21:43+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Tags: , |

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 former goods yards, now car parks, will greatly improve the environment and views of the castle. However, it's not just Windsor that will benefit. With Maidenhead's population expected to [...]

Theresa May MP adds her support

2013-07-19T11:47:07+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Tags: , |

Theresa May, the MP for Maidenhead, has added her support for the Windsor Link Railway. She says: Good train services from Maidenhead and Twyford to London are crucial, both for commuters who live in the local area and for local businesses. That’s why I welcome proposals from the Windsor Link Railway company, which could potentially provide much quicker journey times to south London and Waterloo. These have the additional advantage of being privately-led, reducing the burden on taxpayers as well as offering a new [...]

Transforming Maidenhead

2017-06-03T11:13:15+00:00 March 1st, 2013|Tags: , |

The Windsor Link Railway strongly supports the rejuvenation of Maidenhead. The video above, released for the well-attended event held at Adobe last week, shows why it is so exciting for local businesses and residents. Maidenhead and the area around it is an economic powerhouse. Much of its success has been built on great connectivity to London. However, much of this is at or near to capacity, including both the fast rail lines to London and the M4, which threatens future growth. Crossrail will be [...]

RBWM publishes Local Transport Plan

2012-08-10T15:33:43+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

At the full council meeting last week the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead approved its new Local Transport Plan. This is a very thick document but the relevant section, on page 73, lists three options for a new rail link connecting Heathrow to the borough. One of these is Slough's WRAtH scheme; the second is the Airtrack scheme, now promoted by Wandsworth and other London boroughs as Airtrack Lite; and the third is the Windsor Link Railway (phase 2), for a more general [...]