Road and railway capacity in the Wokingham area

Reading news that the Chancellor is attracted to the idea of encouraging and part financing more road and railway infrastructure, with a range of smaller projects, I have contacted Wokingham Borough Council to alert them to this possibility and to see if they have suitable projects which could be made ready in a reasonable time. I am also taking up with Transport Ministers the continuing issues of the A329M capacity and its links to the M4, and the wider question of how all the extra traffic from the substantial housing developments in our area can be accommodated.

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  1. Chris Duncan
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Any chance you can get a fast train to Waterloo on the schedule too?

  2. MikeP
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Finishing the Wokingham north and south distribution roads sooner than currently “planned” John would be an excellent start, including the railway bridges (one new, one widened) on the south route. And re-surfacing the A329 around Winnersh and Wokingham’s Denmark Street (an absolute disgrace). And how about a multi-storey car park in the town centre to bring shoppers in from the many housing developments, or a couple of park and ride parking areas now we’re such a big town?

  3. S Smith
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    If they do not have plans then they should.

    The traffic situation in Berkshire during the 2 rush ‘few hours’ periods is a disgrace and given the building which is going on it only going to get worse.

    A lot more needs to be done than a range of smaller projects.

  4. John Wallace
    Posted October 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Agree with comments above – in addition what about resolving the much requested but mysteriously never fully responded to suggestion of additional link to A329m north of Coppid Beech. The current slow traffic couldn’t get any worse…

  5. alan jutson
    Posted October 14, 2016 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Thanks for keeping up the pressure on the A329M interchange fiasco.

    Shame the Council did not do their homework and put in place all of the various relief/ring/bypass routes and roads before any development took place.
    Instead they are now trying to play catch up with what are now sub standard plans, which actually run through new housing estates, using narrow roads with a lot of minor turn off junctions.

    Thus the opportunity for a new northern relief road onto the A329M has been lost forever due to the density of new housing in that area.

  6. sam c
    Posted October 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    We need the A329M sorting back to two lanes and with regards to rail links, a fast through train to Waterloo , better train links to Heathrow and Gatwick. Why is the Green Park station at Madjeski stalling and what happened to the proposed station at Jenetts Park. Some of this may alleviate the roads

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