Capacity and Connectivity by ProgressOnline
Capacity and connectivity: How do we ensure economic growth is not blown off course?
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the importance of key transport hubs in driving trade, commerce and economic growth. For Britain to meet her longterm needs, what strategies are required to meet future infrastructure needs and provide economic certainty and stability? This event provided an opportunity for dialogue between the Labour party, key stakeholders and opinion formers in growth, transport and infrastructure policy.
Speaking at the event were:
- Andrew Adonis Shadow minister for infrastructure
- Captain William ‘Jock’ Lowe Founder and director, Heathrow Hub
- Andrew Macmillan Director of strategy, Heathrow Airport Limited
- Louise Ellman MP Chair, transport select committee
- Chair: Seema Malhotra MP Chair, parliamentary Labour party BIS group
Media Coverage: Infrastructure Intelligence
Infrastructure Intelligence reports that fairness in transport costs are vital to the proper assessment of airport runway options. The article quotes Heathrow Hub’s Mark Bostock saying “The surface access solution needs a very integrated approach. The key is bringing the front door of the airport closer to the road and rail network.”
Media Coverage: Reuters
Reuters' Sarah Young interviews Jock Lowe on Heathrow Hub's proposal, highlighting the lower cost and shorter delivery time of the Heathrow Hub proposal as opposed to Heathrow Airport’s submission.
Heathrow Hub's Jock Lowe attacks Boris Johnson for trying close Heathrow Airport
Jock Lowe attacks Boris Johnson for trying close Heathrow Airport costing 100,000 jobs.
Heathrow Hub - proposal executive summary
The Runway Innovations proposal for additional runway capacity is the simplest of the concepts being considered by the Airports Commission. Our analysis suggests it has greater and more secure economic benefits, is innovative and is lower risk than alternatives. The operation provides an increase in runway capacity, is safe and can be accommodated by the Air Traffic Control provider. The scheme also gives significant improvements in public transport and surface access and construction can be phased to match demand growth.
No third runway and an end to night quota flights
No third runway
and an end to night quota flights
- No “third runway” to the north of Heathrow, instead extend
existing runway to add capacity
potential end to night quota flights as part of world class noise mitigation
new passenger facility connecting Heathrow to national rail network via 30
trains an hour
- Up to
£45bn of economic benefits for the UK and 19,000 jobs
- No closure
of the M25 and a new junction to disperse traffic impact