MPs

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

Secretary of State re-iterates support for private investment in rail

2017-07-10T18:26:46+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Speaking at the National Infrastructure Forum, the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, said: And as we address the future and the consequences of our vote to leave the European Union (EU), one thing is certain. Investment in the long term infrastructure we need, has become more important, not less. Passenger demand is increasing; we are making twice as many journeys as we did in 1970. And so is the demand for economic growth. In answer to a question regarding the Windsor Link

WLR evidence to Select Committee published

2017-07-10T18:28:31+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

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 this problem, which saves the taxpayers almost a billion pounds. It adds direct connections to Heathrow and Crossrail from Windsor and Ascot (and improves links to Slough and Maidenhead)

WLR and WRAtH in the Windsor Observer

2014-02-25T10:41:50+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Tags: , |

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 agreed to short-cut the due process. The rail industry is tasked not only with delivering specific outcomes but also with improving its efficiency and value-for-money, which in turn reduces

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

Michael Gove adds his support

2017-06-03T11:17:29+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Tags: |

Another local MP, The Right Hon. Michael Gove has joined his colleagues in supporting the Windsor Link Railway, saying... "Better rail services are important for the people of Surrey Heath. This is why I am encouraged to see proposals such as the Windsor Link Railway, which would make it easier to connect Farnborough, Camberley and Bagshot direct to Heathrow as well as to the Thames Valley." Other local MPs supporting WLR's proposals for better rail links for their towns include John Redwood and Phillip

Transport Minister confirms WLR satisfies HLOS

2017-06-03T11:54:43+00:00 August 30th, 2012|Tags: , |

The Transport Minister, Theresa Villiers, has now confirmed that the WLR 'as a way to meet the HLOS requirements which I have outlined'. "The High Level Output Specification (HLOS) for rail that we published on 17 July asked the rail industry to develop plans to build a new rail link from the Great Western Mail Line to Heathrow to enhance rail access to the airport from the Thames Valley and the west. The HLOS amounts to an invitation to the rail industry, overseen by