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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 [...]