WOT – first steps
After our inaugural meeting, WOT’s first priority was the setting up of a new study that would take into account the current situation, as well as a planned development, assessing cost and sustainability benefits of each of the possible options. This has now been accomplished thanks to some hard lobbying at our end and the support of countless individuals, organisation and the local press.
Doubling the A40 would be a very costly option as documents from the Oxfordshire County Council show. In addition, it’s a well-known fact that more roads have the tendency to create additional traffic.
The following image showed a possible rail route for a Carterton to Oxford light rail, however, other options may be feasible too (click on the image for a larger version):
We continued to lobby since and you can read some of our specific activities including responses like the one we gave following the LEP’s proposal to set aside £40m for transport in our area (see Our proposal revisited).
We remain of the opinion that above all West Oxfordshire deserves a long term, reliable, robust, fast, sustainable and modern public transport service, not palliative measures.
- County will plough £11m into huge new rail project (oxfordmail.co.uk)
- MP Iain has hopes for reconnection of Oxford to MK train line (citiblogmk.co.uk)
- It’s full steam ahead for £70m revamp of Oxford rail station (oxfordmail.co.uk)