Listen to rail passengers, county council Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman and Great Western Railway give their views on the enormous economic benefits of fully electrifying the North Downs Line to BBC Surrey. It has been estimated that upgrading the last two sections of the Reading to Gatwick like would generate 8,000 jobs … Continue reading
Crossrail 2 could go to Dorking and should extend to Woking. Those are two key findings of a study for the county council examining ways to get the maximum benefit for Surrey’s businesses and commuters from the proposed railway. Plans for the cross-London line currently take in Shepperton, Epsom, Hampton Court, Chessington South and Surbiton … Continue reading
Crossrail 2 is vital for a train network “unable to cope” with rising passenger demand, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member told a conference about the planned railway today. Mike Goodman told the event, which also featured London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Crossrail 2 advisor Daniel Moylan and Crossrail 2 managing director Michele Dix, that: More than … Continue reading
Following a report by Network Rail about improving rail services from Waterloo, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport John Furey said: “It’s awful feeling like a sardine packed into a train carriage. These plans are good news for Surrey’s commuters and economy. They include electrifying the North Downs Line, more platforms and ways to ease bottlenecks, all … Continue reading
Surrey County Council has commissioned a rail strategy to tackle an urgent need to reduce overcrowding and boost economic growth through improvements to the railways. Cabinet member for transport and environment John Furey was interviewed about it on BBC Surrey’s breakfast show. You can listen to the interview below.
Surrey County Council has commissioned a rail strategy to tackle an urgent need to reduce overcrowding and boost economic growth through improvements to the railways. The announcement comes after it was revealed that the 7.32am train service from Woking to London Waterloo is the second most overcrowded in England and Wales. According to the Department … Continue reading