Heathrow Hub working with aviation experts
Heathrow Hub’s proposals provide much needed additional capacity at Heathrow airport by allowing short haul flights to switch to rail. Should further capacity be required, … Read More…
Judicial Review grants Heathrow Hub leave to appeal
Heathrow Hub Ltd. will appeal the Courts decision that a Strategic Environmental Assessment was not required for HS2. Read the press release here.HS2 Judgement Press … Read More…
Another Chamber of Commerce supports Heathrow Hub
The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has added their support to calls for Government to rethink current plans for HS2. See their press release here: HampshireChamber -Heathrow … Read More…
New Heathrow Hub brochure available to download
What is HH – A3 handout January 2013
London Evening Standard criticises Government’s decision on HS2
Anthony Hilton, the Standard’s City Editor, comments “This column has said before that it is insane to build a high-speed London-Birmingham rail link that does … Read More…
An integrated transport strategy, directly connecting Heathrow to the UK & European rail networks - A quicker cheaper and better alternative to HS2
“Intermodality, (seamlessly connecting different modes of transport), is low on the agenda in the UK. The emerging picture at Heathrow is one of isolation between airport and rail network development, with no appreciation of possible mutual benefits. The DfT is being lobbied by individual industries who advocate for their own short term narrow interests and needs, pushing the Department into uni-modal thinking” - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
Heathrow Hub proposes a different approach, integrating air and rail to directly connect Heathrow, the world’s busiest international - and UK’s only hub – airport, to the domestic and international rail network.
Heathrow Hub’s location on the Great Western Main Line allows direct train services from, for example, Bristol, the South West, South Wales and the Cotswolds. It also directly links Heathrow with Crossrail, the M25 motorway and Europe - assuming an alternative, cheaper and less damaging HS2 route via Heathrow Hub was adopted in place of Government’s current proposal.
This direct connection between air and rail provides a “one seat ride” by rail to Heathrow from much of the UK, reducing road journeys and local environmental impacts.
A direct connection between Heathrow and the European high speed rail network also allows some short haul flights to be replaced by rail services.
The Heathrow Hub interchange includes a fully integrated airport passenger terminal, allowing passengers to check in and transfer to a fast airside transit direct to their aircraft. This improves the passenger experience and, by decongesting the airport, releases more space for aircraft, improving its efficiency and further reducing its environmental impacts.