Positive feedback from Winslow residents at East West Rail drop-in
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As Winslow’s new railway station begins to take shape, a public drop-in session in the town’s St Laurence Room was well attended.
This session on Monday, October 24 was a chance for local people to speak to members of the team from the East West Rail Alliance about progress in their area and raise any concerns over the project.
East West Rail Alliance representatives included the deputy director, head of track construction and public rights of way project manager, with stands dedicated to different areas of work, including an environment and ecology corner where residents could talk to the environment manager and ecology officer carrying out works in the area.
A large screen showed aerial footage of the progress made along the route from Bicester to Bletchley a video of the new automated track construction machine laying track in Bletchley, a CGI walkthrough video of the Winslow and Bletchley High Level stations and time-lapse footage of key works such as the reconstruction of the Bletchley Flyover.
There was also a rail safety stand, to discuss rail safety with residents now that Winslow will have a working railway line once more.
An Alliance spokesperson said the feedback from local people about the project had been positive.
"They were looking forward to seeing the progress at Winslow Station and also showed interest in the upcoming track construction work,” the spokesperson said.
Members of the public left with a seedbomb filled with wildflower seeds that they could take home and plant.