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Crossrail top brass 'encouraged' by Boris Island plan

Crossrail executive chairman Doug Oakervee said today that he was 'encouraged' by the idea of an island in the Thames Estuary to replace Heathrow, and said its construction would be a simpler than either Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport or Osaka's Kansai airport.

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