The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has started a formal, statutory consultation on the Windsor Link Railway. The scheme proposes linking the Great Western and Southern branches at Windsor together and providing a connection to Heathrow airport, thus combining Western and Southern rail access to Heathrow. This online survey is an opportunity for supporters to let the council know their views - the support of the council is necessary to make this scheme happen.
The recent Davies Commission report specifies the creation of a southern rail access to Heathrow as well as the western rail access already planned via Langley, but does not envisage the solution proposed by the Windsor Link Railway, or even a western curve at Staines to allow services from Woking and Guildford to reach Heathrow. The Railfuture view on airport links is given in our article Airport Rail Links Take Off.
Windsor Link Railway article
Windsor and Eton Express article
Link to Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead consultation