The request for a Transport and General Works Order relating to the Heathrow Airtrack Scheme has been withdrawn. BAA have indicated that the inability to solve the problem of increased delays at Level Crossings along the route is the major reason for its withdrawal. Pedantic recently looked at the issue of Level Crossings and traffic levels, and this has been a major barrier for BAA to overcome in their plans for some time. To a certain extent, increased Level Crossing closure times has always ...
And now for something completely different. Well, almost. The recent RUS defines the Windsor lines as ‘routes via Putney’. To put it another way these are South West Trains routes that originate at Waterloo and turn right after Clapham Junction (as opposed to turning left and going via Wimbledon). Before launching into the issues we need a bit of background understanding. So lets talk about level crossings. To those building railways in Victorian times, level crossings were ...
Surrey County Council have agreed, in principle, a package of works that would see the local authority end its formal opposition to the Heathrow Airtrack scheme. Although the Council have always agreed with the scheme in principle, they are one of several parties to have registered their opposition to Airtrack. In Surrey’s case, this was largely due to the negative impact the increased rail traffic would have on a number of key roads in the Egham area – roads where long closure times ...
Our friends at Travel Mole, specialist purveyors of information to the travel trade for a number of years, report on BAA’s next moves now that the Government has turned off the light at the end of their tunnel leading to the third runway. Utilising a lot of existing infrastructure, including an embarrassingly mothballed Railway Terminal, BAA might have found some opportune “low hanging fruit.” Publishing their capital expenditure programme for the period from 2013 to 2020,BAA ...
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