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 [...]
The Windsor Link Railway has been featured in New Civil Engineer magazine. WLR is responding to the government's call for Market-Led Proposals and submitting a bid by the deadline of 31 July 2018. This will cut the cost of links to Heathrow by half and be self-funded, reducing ticket prices as well as making non-Heathrow journeys easier. Article PDF
New Civil Engineer magazine reports (£) on WLR's two-for-the-price-of-one proposal, combining works from west and south of the airport. Windsor Link Railway (WLR) has put forward a proposal to roll the WRLtH and SRLtH schemes into one, dramatically reducing the cost of the works estimated at £2.3bn by Network Rail. WLR managing director George Bathurst told New Civil Engineer how its proposal to link up sections of existing track could cut the combined price tag of both projects in half. “We’ll be bidding to [...]
The Daily Telegraph reports today: Five bidders are in the running to build the first railway line under new government proposals aiming to fund new tracks entirely with private cash… Bidders were invited to submit proposals in March as part of plans by ministers to inject extra cash into the railways. Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, has been vocal about his desire for rail access to Heathrow from the south, as improved transport links bolster the argument in favour of the third runway expansion [...]
Following on from the Market Led Proposal Guidance announced last month, the government has today invited proposals for southern and western rail access to Heathrow. It has estimated the cost of separate western the southern links at up to £0.9 billion and £1.4 billion respectively, making a total of £2.3 billion for the construction only (excluding operation, planning and financing costs). Funding for the construction of both schemes is yet to be committed. The proposed western scheme has funding for the 'Develop' stage and [...]