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MP Says Plans For Railway Station Redevelopment Are ‘Short-sighted’

Published on: 4 Feb, 2015
Updated on: 4 Feb, 2015

Guildford’s MP, Anne Milton is calling for a more joined up plan to redevelop Guildford railway station.

Anne Milton MP

Anne Milton MP

She recently responded to Solum Regeneration’s consultation saying the plan is ‘premature’. She also raised specific concerns about a number of other issues including the height of the development.

Following recent meetings with South West Trains and Network Rail to discuss the increasing overcrowding and lack of capacity on trains, Mrs Milton said that the current plans are short-sighted and there must be a more coordinated approach.  Network Rail’s long term plans may include more platforms at Guildford, to take advantage of increased capacity at Waterloo.

Anne Milton said: “I have written to Solum Regeneration with my concerns. We need a more strategic approach to the redevelopment that would tie in with plans to increase capacity at the station. This will be better for passengers, and better for Guildford.

“It is crucial that there is proper and considered thought by everyone, on how to make redevelopment at the station work with passengers, those who use the station facilities including the footbridge and for the rest of the town.”

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Responses to MP Says Plans For Railway Station Redevelopment Are ‘Short-sighted’

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    February 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Looking at the longer term, they ‘the transport integration policy makers’ may even have a joined-up approach by having “buses from the outlying wards and parishes meet the trains” – “at the train station”.

    Why have bus lanes causing serious traffic congestion in Guildford (some are used less than eight minutes per hour – that’s 52 minutes per hour of reduced capacity roads) unless they actually integrate with the rail services.

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