Heathrow Airport: Railways

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th June 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse 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)

Holding answer received on 25 June 2018

Network Rail are consulting on two designs during Statutory Consultation, which runs from 11 May to 22 June. The cost to the public purse is dependent on the agreement of the final design, decisions on the train operating company, the funding and financing proposition and agreement of acceptable terms with the Heathrow aviation industry. The Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline sets out the process for investment decisions on railway enhancement projects, which will be made within the context of the overall portfolio.

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