The Anonymous Widower

Connecting The Windsor Link Railway To The Slough To Windsor And Eton Line

I went to Windsor today, to see how the proposed Windsor Link Railway could connect to the Slough To Windsor And Eton Line.

This Google Map shows the area.

The Slough To Windsor And Eton Line

The Slough To Windsor And Eton Line

The single-track line from Slough to the north crosses the Thames on the Grade II* Listed, Windsor Railway Bridge, before curving to the east to go to Windsor and Eton Central station. South of the river, the line is on an elegant brick viaduct.

Note how it actually starts at quite a low level at the river and then rises towards the station, which sits above the town.

Look at  More Pictures Of The Bermondsey Dive-Under and the post shows how at Bermondsey, a similar Victorian viaduct to that at Windsor has been modified to create a new track layout.

As the Bermondsey Dive-Under incorporated multiple tracks and the Windsor problem will be that of connecting the single-track to Slough to the tunnel under Windsor, I can’t see that architects and engineers will have much trouble creating a superior solution.

I suspect too, that the final design will leave a large proportion of the viaduct without track, if the connection to Windsor and Eton Central station is closed.

February 25, 2016 - Posted by | Transport |

1 Comment »

  1. […] In Connecting The Windsor Link Railway To The Slough To Windsor And Eton Line, I looked at the engineering and I don’t think building the rail connection is impossible. […]

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