Heathrow ‘needs rail links as well as third runway’
Heathrow and a high-speed rail network across Britain.
be announced next month.
from expansion and opt for allowing more flights from the existing runways.
support a high-speed rail link so Heathrow passengers can easily reach other parts
of the country.
a “false and dangerous” decision which would leave Britain at a severe disadvantage.
to generate a “once-in-a- generation opportunity to create a world-leading air
and transport hub at Heathrow”. BAA said its aim is for a “third runway built
within strict environmental limits and a high-speed rail network that will connect
the UK’s hub airport with every major centre of population across the country”.
is simple; it is one where, in the next decade, a three-runway Heathrow airport
strengthens the UK’s connections with global markets, particularly those in China
the work to bring each strand together hopefully starts today”.
rail links and have more runways than Heathrow.
is a false and dangerous choice that will leave the UK at a competitive disadvantage
at precisely the wrong time,” he said.
a fundamental element of the country’s long-term economic recovery package and
to force choices where the answer is clearly both runway three and high-speed
rail is at best short-sighted.”
with highly-organised opposition to expansion from environmental groups, councils
and residents. They oppose both a third runway and more frequent landings.
and Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.