Runway opponents unveil Heathrow ‘rail hub’
for a new rail network around Heathrow.
serving large areas of London and the South-East. The new local network would
provide links to mainline services and a London-to-Scotland high-speed rail line
from Euston. It would offer connections to 150 stations within a 25-mile radius of the airport.
Representatives say it would take a million cars off the road every year.
plans include a £4.5 billion high-speed hub. This is nothing more than a high-speed
hoax as just about all the costs will be swallowed by a 15-mile tunnel to St Pancras
and unnecessary tunnelling under Heathrow.
says Crossrail and Airtrack will be enough to cope with Heathrow expansion. Whether
the airport grows or not the best way to tackle congestion is to make it the centre
of a new network that links all existing and proposed lines."