Heathrow Airport: Railways

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th May 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit to the South West of the proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

A new Western Rail Link to Heathrow would substantially reduce rail journey times to Heathrow for passengers from the Thames Valley, South Coast, South West, South Wales and West Midlands, eliminating the need to change at London Paddington and encouraging modal shift.

In addition to benefits for airport passengers and workers, the proposed link would provide a real boost to the economy, generating economic growth and new jobs across the Thames Valley and surrounding areas.

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