On the wrong tracks

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

THE COUN­CIL is not in favour of build­ing a new rail­way sta­tion at Thames Val­ley Park, in­stead pre­fer­ring to ex­plore mass rapid tran­sit routes.

Ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for high­ways and trans­port, Cllr An­thony Pol­lock, ex­plained that although the 2001 lo­cal trans­port plan men­tioned the sta­tion, all ver­sions from 2006 on­wards have not in­cluded one.

He was an­swer­ing a ques­tion from res­i­dent Jenny Lissaman who wanted to know why the plan had been dropped.

Cllr Pol­lock said that the bor­ough worked with its neigh­bours and trans­port com­pa­nies to form poli­cies. “It is through this ar­range­ment that the most ap­pro­pri­ate and most de­liv­er­able trans­port pri­or­i­ties can be iden­ti­fied.”

Ms Lissaman then asked if the elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of the rail­way line made the sta­tion a pos­si­bil­ity. Cllr Pol­lock promised to ask the ques­tion.

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