Most of the benefits of WLR are to Windsor itself. The town will have an effective doubling of the frequency of trains to Waterloo and Paddington, knocking about 20 minutes off average journey times to London. The associated work on the riverside area, including potentially restoring and expanding Alexandra Gardens and the development of the former goods yards, now car parks, will greatly improve the environment and views of the castle.

However, it’s not just Windsor that will benefit. With Maidenhead’s population expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, better links from there to more places than just London and Heathrow will become even more important. We’ve just updated our page on Maidenhead. Please let us know if you have any comments.