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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2020, 07:53:31 am »

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Best approach (IMHO) is to get the bus / train early so that people use it as they move in and don't buy a second car due to the (early) lack of public transport, which then has to compete for the market it's come to late.

On that basis Reading Green Park will be dead on arrival.
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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2020, 03:13:41 pm »

The forward cost of rail provision I expect means that there is little chance ever of it being provided before the demand is there from a substantial established new major development.  Perhaps a new station (or re-opening one) on an existing line is realistic but the forward cost of new or reopened rail, if funded by planning obligation payments or CIL would kill any private housing development even on a very  large scale.
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