Heathrow Airport has lent support to the campaign for a £1.2 billion Southern Rail Link at the airport, as part of its expansion consultation. The link would connect the UK’s busiest airport with the Southern Rail network, with connections to Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Hounslow , Putney, Twickenham, Richmond , Staines and stations in Surrey. The scheme would also connect parts of Surrey with Crossrail and the Piccadilly line in the west. Heathrow Southern Rail Limited has welcomed the inclusion and said improved rail access should be central to plans for the airport’s expansion. Read More Heathrow Airport in the news As part of Heathrow’s consultations on expansion, the Southern Rail Link is a prerequisite to one of the options for a new “Modal Hub” for cargo. The airport is already the UK’s biggest port by value, with 143 million kilogrammes of freight flown from the airport in the month leading up to Christmas. One of the options for the cargo terminal lies to the south-west of the Heathrow estate, near the existing cargo centre but it depends on the construction of a Southern Rail Link. If the Southern Rail Link and Modal Hub is built, it would mean each train… Read full this story
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