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Sub story to regular feature: Issue 588 20 Jan 2012

Heathrow ‘could become rail hub for west London and sub-region’

Heathrow Airport could become a major rail hub not only for air passengers but for west London and the Thames Valley under the Government’s high-speed rail plans.

Initially, high-speed rail passengers travelling to/from Heathrow will have to change at Old Oak Common, with connecting trains taking 11 minutes to reach Heathrow’s central terminal area.

But the Government plans to build a high-speed rail spur to Terminal 5 as part of the second phase of the high-speed network,...

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