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WLPA aspirations
The aspirations differ from our Aims And Objectives in that they are specific points that we campaign for. We revise them on a regular basis to take account of the ever changing transport system.

Provide a half hourly or better Sunday service all day on the Hounslow and Kingston loops.

 Provide four trains per hour between Twickenham and Teddington on weekdays.

 Have a radical look at the Guildford-Ascot service. The final solution should provide a faster service from Frimley, Camberley and Bagshot to London with more through trains.

 Introduce additional early morning departures from Reading, and aim to provide 4 trains per hour to and from Reading to Waterloo, at more times than at present. 

Provide some faster trains from Reading to London to improve travel times from Sunningdale, Ascot, Martins Heron and Bracknell.

 Provide later trains leaving Waterloo between midnight and 0030.

 Maintain the interval service throughout the day and also the “whole line timetable” with good connections. 

Provide Whitton with a more even balance of its four trains an hour to Waterloo.

Open all of Waterloo International to allow for projected growth and longer trains.

 Retain guard or second safety criticl person on all trains.

 No commercial TV advertising to be installed on trains, though CCTV is welcomed.

 Reinstate route numbers.

 Address the problem of overcrowding in the peaks, including the introduction of peak hour shuttles.

Provide TVMs that offer all “turn up and go” fares to all destinations, including “add-ons”.

Ensure that it is easy for everybody to obtain tickets of their choice.

Provide an infrastructure maintenance regime that will allow for a reliable seven day week timetable

Reinstate the four tracks from Clapham Junction to Waterloo and reinstate the disused platform at Queenstown Road Battersea

 Consider how to provide a human presence at all stations. This could include renting out facilities to commerce or for private residence.

 Provide rail access to Heathrow from the South without compromising the existing rail services, including the existing pattern of good connections.

Provide a National Rail Card for all age groups.

 Provide cheap day return fares after 0930

 Protect the alignment of the fourth through track at Twickenham station.

On grounds of safety, campaign against longitudinal seating.

Press for boxing day trains.

Reduce the time schedule from Clapham Junction to Waterloo.

Consider providing a shuttle train between Virginia Water and Weybridge instead of buses during times of engineering works.

All stations to have step free access.

Provide connections throughout ten car trains for both passengers and staff.

Ensure working and clean toilets on all trains and keep passengers informed of their status.

 WLPA COMMITTEE (revised 19th June 2017)

Page updated 18th February 2019