Ever wondered how certain rail schemes get the go-ahead, whilst you sit on an overcrowded or late train starved of investment? Well so do we. That's why it's good news that Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, has announced a new process for major upgrades to the rail network. in a departure from the previous approach, the government will allocate funds separately for major upgrades following a new process to ensure they are deliverable and secure the best value for money for
Last week, WLR was interviewed by the Andrew Peach show, on BBC Radio Berkshire, as part of their feature on Windsor Riverside station, which has been listed in the top 100 stations in the country. It's a beautiful building with an interesting history, including Eton School opposing it being built at all and all the doors to allow royal lifeguards on horseback in. A link to the full show here (1:49, 2:20 and 2:55 in, available until 31 October 2017).
WLR most popular article on @windsorobserver demonstrating public interest in better trains for Windsor and region pic.twitter.com/pZ2d4KfuVR— Windsor Link Railway (@windsorlink) February 24, 2016 Read the full article here.
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
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
WLR will be featured on the Andrew Peach show on Wednesday Thursday this week (30 July). Cllr Phill Bicknell, the Lead Member for Windsor at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, is talking about the council paper and the proposed referendum at 7 am. George Bathurst (who is also a councillor but representing WLR in a private capacity) is being interviewed at 8 am. Listen in!