Wokingham Borough Council are working on a campaign to improve train journey times between Wokingham and Waterloo station.

This is in a bid to encourage more people in the surrounding areas to use this service for travel.

According to the council, the one hour and 17 minute journey could be reduced to 59 minutes by South Western Railways. This journey between the two stations is 36 miles.

This includes introducing “fast” trains that don’t stop at stations between Twickenham and the capital.

This is said to bring economic benefit by roughly £91 million locally.

Cllr Paul Fishwick (Liberal Democrat / Wokingham Borough Partnership), executive member for active travel, highways and transport, said: “I was delighted to second this motion as everyone on this council recognises the importance of tackling the climate emergency.

Cllr Charles Margetts (Conservative), member for Finchampstead North proposed the motion. He said:  I’ve travelled on this line for many years and it has seen some investment but journey times remain the greatest barrier to greater usage.”