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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Berkshire remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links between Windsor and (a) Reading and (b) London since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227398 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The electrification on the Windsor Branch forms part of the wider Great Western electrification scheme. We are working closely with Network Rail and the ORR to ensure delivery of these benefits as set out in the Rail Investment Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Further investment has seen the modernisation of Reading Station area which is planned to be completed this Easter at a cost of £895m.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>In addition, The Government launched the Roads Investment Strategy on 1 December 2014. The M4 Junctions 3-12 smart motorway project to upgrade the M4 from east of Heathrow to west of Reading continues to be progressed. The Highways Agency intends to submit a Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the scheme at the end of March. Subject to planning consent and the final business case, construction could start in late 2016. The Highways Agency is also delivering a £2.5 million pinch point scheme to relieve traffic congestion at the M4/A329 (M) junction.</p><p> </p><p>On 29 January the Government also announced a £10.2m expansion of the Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). We understand the LEP intends to use around £7.5m of that additional funding for 4 new local transport schemes, taking the total funding for local transport improvements as part of the Growth Deal to over £100m, supporting delivery of 20 transport projects across Berkshire.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T14:00:52.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T14:00:52.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
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Department for Transport remove filter
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Berkshire remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve transport connections between Windsor and Reading. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 208388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 27 March, the Government and Transport for London announced that Crossrail services will be extended to serve Reading from 2019. Once Crossrail services begin across the whole line in 2019, passengers travelling to London from Windsor, Reading and other Thames Valley stations will be able to travel to more destinations across London without the need to change at Paddington. Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Slough to Windsor route is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to progress the M4 Junction 3–12 smart motorway project, the next step for which is formal public consultation in the autumn. The Highways Agency is also taking forward a £2.5 million pinch point scheme to increase capacity at the M4/A329 (M) junction.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 July the Government agreed the £96.9m Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This includes £94.6m to support local transport improvements across the whole of Berkshire, including in and between Windsor and Reading.</p><p> </p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T13:49:18.9695852Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T13:49:18.9695852Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this