Twickenham redevelopment plans feature driverless pods

The Rugby Football Union’s plans to redevelop its Twickenham Stadium home has a big focus on transport with the idea of using driverless vehicles and riverboats.

The Daily Telegraph has seen a detailed report “on a more strategic change to Twickenham’s serving transport”, focused on “a more sustainable and resilient transport approach to reduce the risk and reliance on Twickenham mainline rail station”.

The newspaper says these include plans for alternate walking routes and e-scooters, river services – “although not expected to provide high capacity, could be pursued to provide a high-quality fan experience” – and potentially redesigning or remodelling the A316 roundabout.

It says the most eye-catching proposal however is for driverless pods taking fans to Twickenham, although the report does not provide any detail on how the pods would function.

The Telegraph also says some public transport suggestions would involve utilisation of the new West London Orbital railway station.

(Picture – Twickenham Stadium/RFU)


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