Jonathan raises topic of rail links to Heathrow

Jonathan has tabled the following question as part of his work in monitoring the development of essential and functioning transport links in the local area.

Question:

Whether he plans to approve a southern rail link to Heathrow Airport.

Tabled on: 14 September 2018

Answer:
Joseph Johnson, Minister of State for Transport

The Department is actively looking at a future Southern Rail Link to Heathrow and this scheme will be considered alongside other national priorities through the planning process for the next control period.

In May we launched a formal Market Sounding for a Southern Rail Link to Heathrow and results of this are expected to be published later this year. The outcome of this engagement will provide further clarity on whether to and, if so, how this scheme will be progressed and funded.

The answer was submitted on 11 Oct 2018 at 11:27.