The research was carried out by Copper Consultancy, on behalf of the Windsor Link, in November 2018. The sample size was 100, targeted on businesses in and around Windsor and commuters. Report
Click to see our new video giving an overview of WLR phases 1 and 2, Phase 1 connects the M4 and M3 corridors enabling much faster orbital journeys around the west of London, as well as faster journeys to Waterloo and Paddington, with more choice. It also creates an opportunity to improve the Windsor riverside better than could be achieved with individual land owners, such as the council, operating alone. Phase 2 connects Heathrow to the west and the south, saving £3 billion compared [...]
The New Civil Engineer reports today that Alex Williams, City Planning Director for Transport for London, has called for firm commitments to providing additional infrastructure for linking Heathrow, saying “What we want is firm commitments that Western Rail access happens, and Southern Rail access happens, and it happens in a way that genuinely increases capacity. “Our concern is that neither are firmly committed.” New Civil Engineer also reports: [The] Windsor Link Railway would be expected to link the Great Western and South Western franchise [...]
The Windsor Link Railway has been featured in Modern Railways magazine. This would make rail a more attractive option for visiting Windsor from the capital. At present, the town is in danger of being strangled by the traffic problems presented by the seven million visitors that come each year to see the castle and other attractions. Tourist coaches, in particular, are a nuisance: they line up in serried ranks in a coach park alongside the Great Western viaduct. On my visit, one of the [...]
The Windsor Link Railway has been selected by Heathrow as one of its potential ‘innovation partners’. New Civil Engineer writes: The four ideas submitted by WLR include an ambitious plan to purchase the proposed southern rail line from Network Rail to incorporate pods and autonomous vehicles on it. Proposals for an enhanced park and ride in either Windsor or Slough, a dedicated check in facility for the airport in Windsor and the reopening of a freight line to Staines have also been tabled by [...]
The Mail on Sunday has featured the Windsor Link Railway, following Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s call for private sector ideas to ‘relieve the burden on taxpayers and farepayers’. Read the online article here.
UK politics website, Reaction, features WLR. Britain’s rail buccaneers are back, and hopefully soon in business. Ambitious plans for the first privately-funded railway line to be built in Britain since the First World War will tonight (Tuesday) be submitted to the government for approval. It’s taken seven years of blood, sweat and tears but engineer, George Bathurst, has finally won his battle to put forward his proposals for a new £1bn project – the Windsor Rail Link – to the Transport department. The proposed [...]