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Transport Strategy for the South East

2019-11-18T08:11:44+00:00November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

A new body called, Transport for the South East has launched a consultation on improving transport across the region. Their consultation event last Saturday at Gatwick included a wide range of consultees from bus network advocates to Friends of the Earth and Vision Zero (for zero deaths on the roads). Windsor Link's initial view is that the strategy is long on aspiration and short on specifics. It's a good start, however: for example, they propose putting an end to 'predict-and-provide' and building ever-more roads. [...]

Government announces new policy for Heathrow connections

2019-11-09T07:50:02+00:00November 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

Getting the announcement out just before the election period, the government has announced a new policy for connecting Heathrow Airport to the south. The Southern Rail Link to Heathrow (SRLtH) acronym is gone, replaced by a more general Southern Access to Heathrow (SAtH). The change seems to be that whereas the former presupposed the solution, a single, expensive, heavy rail link from Terminal 5 to the south via Staines, a 'silver bullet' in their words, the latter is more open. The government says: The [...]

New Windsor Link video

2019-03-19T10:33:41+00:00March 19th, 2019|Tags: |

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 [...]

TfL calls for greater commitment to Heathrow links

2018-10-24T08:33:11+00:00October 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]