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Concerns over knock-on effect of rail development
CONCERNS have been raised about the impact the Crossrail development could have on South Bucks.
Work has been taking place on the project, which is designed to make travelling across the capital easier, while also improving access to London for people living in South Bucks.
Iver is one of the locations which will be linked to Crossrail, and work has been taking place in and around the village since last year in order to get the project up and running.
However, people living in nearby Langley say the work which is taking place in their village could have a knock on effect for South Bucks.
Tim Arnold, who lives in the area, said: “Proposals by Network to permanently close Market Lane in Langley as part of Crossrail will have a deleterious effect on thousands of people travelling to and from South Bucks.
“The junction with Hollow Hill Lane, under the railway bridge, is one of three roads between the village and Iver. So, at a stroke, the area will lose a third of its commuter routes.
“Most of the traffic will be pushed through Langley Village, which is already traffic calmed.
“The result will be traffic chaos, not just for the people of Langley, but also for motorists from South Bucks wanting to connect with Slough and the M4.
“I am a big fan of the rail industry, but these proposals are unreasonable, unworkable and unacceptable.
“The secretary of state for transport should give a Commons undertaking that these ideas will be ditched.”
What do you think of the impact that Crossrail could have on South Bucks? Email our letters page at bucksnews@ trinitysouth.co.uk to let us know your thoughts.
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