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Wilton and Salisbury rail improvements feasibility work

Wilton and Salisbury rail improvements feasibility work

Wiltshire Council is carrying out initial feasibility work to look at possible rail improvements in the Salisbury and Wilton area. 

The work, being carried out by Atkins, will focus on assessing options to improve accessibility at Salisbury Station through increased car parking and better accessibility for buses, pedestrians and cyclists. The work will also assess the case for a new station at Wilton, adjacent to the Park & Ride site. 

Bridget Wayman, cabinet member for transport, said: “We know how important sustainable transport services are, and this is one of many projects we are leading to improve the transport offering in Wiltshire. We are pleased to support this feasibility project, however it is likely to be some years before any plans comes to fruition.” 

Wiltshire Council will be working with Network Rail, which operate the rail lines and own the land, and South Western Railway, the train company that will be running most services through Salisbury from 20 August. 

The work is at an early stage, but will establish whether new rail infrastructure is able to meet local transport objectives and whether it is feasible to deliver these station improvements and rail services.

 


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