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Heathrow Southern Rail and DfT at loggerheads about track access


The shambles of access to, and within, Heathrow airport is an indictment of the privatisation philosophy which has resulted in disparate organisations providing disparate transport services which fail to add up to a coherent system. This is exacerbated by a Government Department that either does not understand or does not care, and clearly has no strategic plan. For many years easy access to Heathrow from the West and North has been almost non-existent, apart from an execrable coach service from Reading station along frequently congested motorways. There appears to be fix of mind that cannot imagine that travellers might not want to start in Central London. Any agreement to expansion at Heathrow should be conditional on establishing coherent transport links to the rest of the country,

Posted date

4 February, 2019

Posted time

11:12 am