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Heathrow Southern Rail and DfT at loggerheads about track access


27 years ago a study of highway requirements in this quadrant of London (called HASQUAD) identified the need for both highway and rail access to Heathrow from the south and capacity problems on the rail routes feeding their proposed rail route. Their solution was for current Waterloo, Wimbledon, Kingston loop services to continue to Heathrow, complemented by an extra service running from Kingston to Twickenham and Waterloo. That reduced revenue risk effects on existing services. Their ideas need to be revisited, with tweaks to recognise that their short extra link from Kingston to Heathrow was controversial and a route to Heathrow via the Shepperton branch would be better.

Posted date

4 February, 2019

Posted time

4:22 pm