HEATHROW RAIL EXPANSION

Heathrow will need to show a good case to enable it to construct a third runway. JOHN GLOVER examines the airport’s proposals in respect of rail services, which formed part of a consultation exercise in summer 2019

Arrival from the airport: weary travellers make their way at Paddington on 16 February 2016, following disembarkation from No 332012 as the 07.57 Heathrow Express from Terminal 5.
M. John Stretton

Like the railway in recent years, air travel volumes have expanded, and a third runway at Heathrow is a distinct possibility. This article summarises the airport’s Surface Access Proposals by rail, presently the subject of consultation.

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