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First new private railway in 100 years, Florida USA

In Florida, they’re building the first new privately funded railway for over 100 years with a company called Brightline. President, Mike Reininger, says: The idea is to make something more reliable, more comfortable and more convenient than the alternatives. Trends in the USA and the UK often follow each other. The Windsor Link Railway will

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

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;

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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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Windsor Express: Railway ‘shambles’ — and how WLR can help

The Windsor & Eton Express this week splashes on the ‘commuter misery as signals upgrade is dogged by problems’. On Wednesday, First Great Western managing director Mark Hopwood issued an apology and assured passengers it was working to reduce the likelihood of the problems happening again… The troubles continued yesterday (Thursday) when travellers faced a

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