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The Marlow - Maidenhead Passengers' Association is the action group for all public transport users - bus and train - in the area served by the Maidenhead to Marlow railway line in the Thames Valley including its former route into High Wycombe. We lobby the operators and local government on behalf of users to improve services and facilities, and we bring you timely information regarding proposed and actual service changes.

Retatta Line We also hold a watching brief for the Twyford to Henley-on-Thames line, known as The Regatta Line, plus Taplow and High Wycombe stations.

The more members we have the stronger is our voice in fighting for your interests. For more about the benefits of membership and an application form please visit the Membership Page or e-mail us.

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Crossrail Extended to Reading

Crossrail has announced that the service is to be extended to Reading, with 2tph from Reading and 4tph from Maidenhead towards London. This means that there is no need for a GW franchise service between Reading and Slough, and therefore no need for a new West facing bay platform at Slough. We also believe that the new bay platform at Maidenhead for branch line trains will not now be built. There will be no Crossrail depot at Reading but the stabling and turnback sidings at Maidenhead will go ahead (and are now under construction).

The extension to the service is expected to be cost neutral because electrification will come under the Great Western scheme, and although one extra train is needed a lot of the costs of building, permanent way and signalling work at Slough and Maidenhead will be saved.

Concern has been expressed that the new trains will have no toilets and few seats. In fact a nine-car Crossrail train will have about the same seating capacity as a five-car Networker turbo train. Crossrail has assured us that all stations operated by Crossrail will be manned, and that toilets will be available on them, all of the time that trains are running.

There will be some fast services from Twyford and Maidenhead to London Paddington operated by the GW franchise.

Bucks LEP Moots Re-opening High Wycombe – Bourne End

The Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership is making a submission for £30,000 for a business case study to be made into reopening the line between High Wycombe and Bourne End that was closed in 1970. You can view relevant extracts from the Strategic Economic Plan here or download the whole thing from here.

Membership Payments Now Accepted by PayPal

Yes, we are at last accepting subscriptions by PayPal. Although we pay fees for this service we hope that it will prove popular and that an increase in our membership will outweigh the extra cost. Please see the Membership page for details.

Crossrail Track Works at Maidenhead

Network Rail’s enabling works for Crossrail in the Maidenhead area will run until 2016. These include major civil engineering works to the station over Easter 2014.

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