East Berkshire Green Party

Greens unconvinced by Windsor rail plans

10 January 2010

The Greens have stated that they are unconvinced by plans to build new train stations in Windsor and Chalvey.
While the Greens support the continuing improvement of public transport, they are doubtful that the plans of George Bathurst will ever become reality. They insist that the introduction of Crossrail services from Maidenhead though London and beyond should be used as an opportunity to review all public transport services in the area.
Derek Wall, Prospective Green Candidate for Windsor, said: “There is an urgent need for a coherent strategic public transport plan that has the full backing of both local and national government, and the funding to see the improvements that we so desperately need introduced.”
He cited the need for a rail connection to High Wycombe, greater integration of services provided by First Great Western and South West Trains, and better bus services as examples of possible upgrades to the local transport network. The Greens maintain that public needs, not profitability, should be the focus of any review.
Derek Wall added: "A review would enable users, local businesses, service operators and government to come to a consensus over the issue so that progress can finally be made."

Picture courtesy of First Great Western

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