WLR connects south London to Heathrow. It also better connects to the Thames Valley, dramatically improving job opportunities for local residents
The lower cost of WLR means that we could afford to replace the level crossings on the Windsor line, further improving traffic flow.
Air pollution is already at a level that not only damages the planet but also measurably reduces Londoners’ life expectancy; better train services will help make air quality better
The WLR aims to be privately financed. This would reduce the burden on the taxpayer. Also, giving private investors a stake in the operation of the new transport infrastructure creates an incentive for them to make maximum use of the capital employed, meaning potentially more services for residents as well as for downward pressure on costs and hence fares