WLR in Modern Railways

2018-09-28T07:13:28+00:00September 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

WLR: the benefits to Maidenhead

2017-06-01T17:21:43+00:00February 20th, 2015|Tags: , |

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 [...]

What people want

2017-06-01T19:30:43+00:00November 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

HRH Prince Charles has launched in Islington an excellent report by his Foundation for Building Community on making development popular, Housing Communities: what people want. This identifies principles that WLR is keen to emulate as part of the housing element of the project in Windsor. The foundation found clear themes emerging from their workshops with local people: The evidence from interviews and conclusions, from spontaneous answers and the questionnaire is remarkably consistent and clear. People want development that makes it easy and pleasant to [...]