Berkshire

Chalvey rail station plan goes out to public

Views are being sought on plans to build a new railway station in Berkshire.

Slough Borough Council has launched a four-week consultation asking residents in Chalvey if they want a new stop on the line between Slough and Windsor.

A single unmanned platform is proposed on the line currently operated by First Great Western.

Chalvey last had a railway station in 1929 but it closed the following year after just 14 months.

Test pledge

First Great Western and Network Rail say they will work with the borough council on any business case for the project.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, from Slough Borough Council, said the scheme was part of a regeneration strategy for Chalvey.

He said the station "could make a substantial contribution to lifting the Chalvey neighbourhood".

"We have pledged to test the viability of a new railway stop on the Slough to Windsor line, making it easier for people to access rail travel generally without having to travel by car first to central Slough," Mr Swindlehurst added.

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