Local Lib Dems call for Cookham and Furze Platt Branch Line Upgrade
Delays to plans for the electrification of the branch line from Maidenhead to Marlow could cause major problems for commuters.
This popular branch line passes through Cookham and Furze Platt and currently has direct services to and from Paddington – with no need to change at Maidenhead.
With Crossrail on its way and the electrification of the main line, these “straight through” trains cannot be guaranteed if the branch line is not upgraded as well.
Local Lib Dem and Parish Councillor Martin Coker said, “400 people travel direct from Cookham to Paddington every day. It is vital that plans for this line are not delayed. Please sign our on-line petition to keep the trains running.”
We, the undersigned, call on the Department for Transport to move ahead with the electrification scheme on the Cookham and Furze Platt Branch Line as soon as possible