Transport: Crossrail 1 is only half finished but it's time to start thinking about London’s next big hole in the groundSubscription
It is – and ever has been - a common device in films that depict our future to have flying vehicles, people travelling through tubes, and other such novelties. The one thing you tend to notice is it’s usually highly ordered and efficient. People arrive. They are whisked away with no fuss.
London’s continued success as a leading centre for world trade and commerce is critically dependent on free-flowing, frequent and predictable travel.
London’s links to the world are one of its greatest assets. Critical to business, high quality air travel is key to its continued success. But with no current prospects of increasing aviation capacity, London’s success faces clear dangers.