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Results of Windsor Link Railway consultation revealed

Tara O'Connor

Tara O'Connor

Results of Windsor Link Railway consultation revealed

Concerns over the new Windsor Link Railway (WLR) have been revealed by a consultation carried out by the Royal Borough.

The privately-funded multi-million pound project could see a direct rail link between Maidenhead and Windsor.

A consultation was undertaken as part of the borough’s Local Plan Survey last summer and the results were published on Tuesday.

The results showed 64 per cent of the 643 respondents claimed to be in favour of the Windsor Link Railway scheme

Reasons for supporting the railway included an increase to business and tourism and improved connectivity.

Reasons for concerns and objections against the project included the cost, disruption during the works and an adverse effect on the historic character of Windsor and the environment.

A statement on the WLR website said: “Many of the objections appear to arise from misunderstandings of the scheme so WLR expects that public support to be even higher as these are addressed.”

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  • dprid

    11:11, 28 March 2017

    Doubling the number of trains through Datchet would just about bring the villiage to a standstill as the level crossings would be closed for so long. It's bad enough as it is without making it twice as bad. There there appears to be nothing concrete in the plan to allieviate this other than passing mentions of tunnels or underpasses, both of which would be very costly being so close to the river, so they will no doubt magically disappear when the final proposals are put forward.

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  • AlanPeery

    12:12, 24 March 2017

    It makes sense for Windsor. It makes sense for the country. It's not expensive as rail projects go. It should be built.

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  • John

    12:12, 22 March 2017

    The sooner people wake up and realise that this is about property development and not about a railway, the better. WLR want to be given land so they can develop property to pay for a planning application...... seriously!! If it was viable, they could raise that money elsewhere, but that would give the game away about the property development which is the main part of the proposals......

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