The Windsor Link Railway is pleased to be joining the Passenger Demand Forecasting Council as an associate member. This will allow us to access the Rail Demand Forecasting Handbook containing twenty years of research on rail demand forecasting, providing guidance on aspects such as the effects of service quality, fares and external factors on rail demand.
Happy New Year as well as a big thank you to everybody who visited this site in 2016, more of you than ever, demonstrating the growing public interest in the Windsor Link Railway proposals. Public consultation is a key part of the planning approval process, which WLR hopes to start formally in 2017, as well as helping to make its proposals even better. The site has published fewer posts than previous years but representing more substantial pieces of work. The highlight of the year
WLR is pleased to announce that it has commissioned James Armitage Architects to produce an indicative masterplan and design ideas for the Windsor Link Railway. James Armitage specialise in traditional and classic architecture and they are part of the Prince's Foundation for Building Community Professional Network. This means they are well-placed to understand Windsor's special status, as an internationally famous historic town and as a home as well as the needs and preferences of local residents today. The output of this work will enable
WLR wishes all its supporters and viewers of this site a very Happy New Year. In 2015 this site saw another year of high traffic, with 27,000 page view and 11,000 unique visitors, an increase of 14% from 2014. The majority of these are from local people who would be directly affected by the proposed improvements to Windsor. This continues to demonstrate both the high level of interest in the project and WLR's engagement with the public. The highlight of the year was the
The WLR website received 28,000 views in 2014, according to Jetpack. This is a 40% increase from the year before. Almost all of these were from the local region. Our busiest day of the year was June 10, with WLR being featured by the BBC. The high numbers visiting this site are an important part of WLR's eventual success, demonstrating a high level of involvement by local people. This fits with recent research by the out Windsor Neighbourhood Plan, which found an amazingly high
According to Wordpress's Jetpack, the WLR website received 20,000 visitors in 2013. As plans are developed, to have such a well-read website will form an important part of the statutory obligation to consult and it already adds confidence that the proposals are not only of significant public interest but also well-received. Some of the highlights of 2013 were: Network Rail assessed phase 1 of the project (linking Slough to Waterloo via Windsor) and received the proposals positively On the basis of this, Network Rail
Meet the new members of the WLR team. Richard Wickerson, who has helped the project for over three years now becomes our Corporate Development Director. He has great experience with structuring the finance of rail projects and continues to be invaluable to WLR. Paul Bayly also joins us having recently arrived from New Zealand. Also with a great deal of experience in the funding of infrastructure projects and his expertise will be particularly useful as we add more detail to the business case and