Electrification for Bourne End and Marlow rail

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MARLOW'S railway is set to be upgraded and electrified by 2019, the Free Press has been told.

Marlow, Bourne End and Cookham are set to reap the benefits from a £38billion extension to the upgrades of the Great Western Line.

A planned electrification scheme to speed up and modernise services has been laid out for some time but originally the Thames Valley branches were not included. Network Rail confirmed this week that they have been added to the proposal. It comes after the Government pledged further cash last year.

About £9billion will be invested in the Thames Valley upgrades alone.

Chris Denham, Network Rail spokesman, said: "We're working on the Thames Valley branches as part of a wider programme of electricfication so hopefully by the end of the next control period, which is 2019, we will have electric trains to Marlow. In terms of timescale and cost these are still being worked out."

Home Secretary Theresa May, Cookham's MP, welcomed the announcement that the village will benefit from a quicker, cleaner service.

Mrs May, whose constituency also includes Bisham, said the routes are crucial and added: "This is something that I have previously called for, and will be important in ensuring that direct services to London are maintained on the branch lines."

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11:49am Mon 21 Jan 13

Dr James says...

About time to
About time to Dr James

11:54am Mon 21 Jan 13

gpn01 says...

If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.
If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead. gpn01

12:25pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

gpn01 wrote:
If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.
The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.
[quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.[/p][/quote]The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean. Ivor'sbestfriend

12:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

lady Ratz says...

This article should have stated , Maidenhead to marlow to be electrified,
This article should have stated , Maidenhead to marlow to be electrified, lady Ratz

12:43pm Mon 21 Jan 13

gpn01 says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
gpn01 wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.
The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.
It is. My point is whether the two projects will be properly co-ordinated to minimise commuter disruption. Also would there be an option to simply extend Crossrail to Marlow?
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.[/p][/quote]The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.[/p][/quote]It is. My point is whether the two projects will be properly co-ordinated to minimise commuter disruption. Also would there be an option to simply extend Crossrail to Marlow? gpn01

1:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

Windsorian says...

gpn01 wrote:
Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
gpn01 wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.
The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.
It is. My point is whether the two projects will be properly co-ordinated to minimise commuter disruption. Also would there be an option to simply extend Crossrail to Marlow?
Marlow is a dead end.

It may be better to see if some of the 4tph Crossrail trains due to terminate at Maidenhead, could be extended to Bourne End and High Wycombe.
[quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.[/p][/quote]The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.[/p][/quote]It is. My point is whether the two projects will be properly co-ordinated to minimise commuter disruption. Also would there be an option to simply extend Crossrail to Marlow?[/p][/quote]Marlow is a dead end. It may be better to see if some of the 4tph Crossrail trains due to terminate at Maidenhead, could be extended to Bourne End and High Wycombe. Windsorian

3:53pm Mon 21 Jan 13

realist_highwycombe says...

Would never happen in a million years.

It will be staying put at Maidenhead and thats about it unfortunately.

High Wycombe and other areas always loose out on many capital based transportation upgrades as it is just a little bit too far out of the capital.
Would never happen in a million years. It will be staying put at Maidenhead and thats about it unfortunately. High Wycombe and other areas always loose out on many capital based transportation upgrades as it is just a little bit too far out of the capital. realist_highwycombe

10:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

gpn01 says...

realist_highwycombe wrote:
Would never happen in a million years.

It will be staying put at Maidenhead and thats about it unfortunately.

High Wycombe and other areas always loose out on many capital based transportation upgrades as it is just a little bit too far out of the capital.
Wasn't HS2 a £42Bn capital project? Seem to remember the plan was for that to be built to Birmingham and then 'Oop North. So High Wycombe isn't exactly outside of the catchment area is it?
[quote][p][bold]realist_highwycombe[/bold] wrote: Would never happen in a million years. It will be staying put at Maidenhead and thats about it unfortunately. High Wycombe and other areas always loose out on many capital based transportation upgrades as it is just a little bit too far out of the capital.[/p][/quote]Wasn't HS2 a £42Bn capital project? Seem to remember the plan was for that to be built to Birmingham and then 'Oop North. So High Wycombe isn't exactly outside of the catchment area is it? gpn01

11:30pm Mon 21 Jan 13

jayeatman says...

gpn01 wrote:
Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
gpn01 wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.
The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.
It is. My point is whether the two projects will be properly co-ordinated to minimise commuter disruption. Also would there be an option to simply extend Crossrail to Marlow?
Yeah right! And perhaps they could extend the line right up to my backdoor too. An electrified link to the end of Crossrail at Maidenhead will be a fantastic step forward. Faster services to central London, direct services to the City and further east as well as a proper service to Heathrow. I for one am looking forward to it. And as for moaning about the lack of capital investment to High Wycombe, the Chiltern rail service to London has improved out of all recognition in the last 17 years, never mind the Birmingham service and the soon to be Oxford link.
[quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gpn01[/bold] wrote: If we had a properly joined up transport infrastructure plan then the electrification could link in with the Crossrail project which starts at Maidenhead.[/p][/quote]The Marlow branch line goes to Maidenhead, if that's what you mean.[/p][/quote]It is. My point is whether the two projects will be properly co-ordinated to minimise commuter disruption. Also would there be an option to simply extend Crossrail to Marlow?[/p][/quote]Yeah right! And perhaps they could extend the line right up to my backdoor too. An electrified link to the end of Crossrail at Maidenhead will be a fantastic step forward. Faster services to central London, direct services to the City and further east as well as a proper service to Heathrow. I for one am looking forward to it. And as for moaning about the lack of capital investment to High Wycombe, the Chiltern rail service to London has improved out of all recognition in the last 17 years, never mind the Birmingham service and the soon to be Oxford link. jayeatman

2:38pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Dr James says...

The Line will join Maidenhead's Crossrail link and the Great Western electrification project, delivery of the IEP and Crossrail trains are due around 2018, basically you will be able to go from London Paddington all the way to Marlow on an electric train, the noise will be reduced for the residents along the Maidenhead to Marlow branch and a greener option will be in use.
The Line will join Maidenhead's Crossrail link and the Great Western electrification project, delivery of the IEP and Crossrail trains are due around 2018, basically you will be able to go from London Paddington all the way to Marlow on an electric train, the noise will be reduced for the residents along the Maidenhead to Marlow branch and a greener option will be in use. Dr James

4:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gpn01 says...

If there is going to be some genuinely joined-up thinking then that would be fantastic. Personally Crossrail will worsen my "commuter experience" but overall it does offer the potential for improved services.
If there is going to be some genuinely joined-up thinking then that would be fantastic. Personally Crossrail will worsen my "commuter experience" but overall it does offer the potential for improved services. gpn01

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