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Heathrow hub plans could unlock airline high speed rail ambitions

By Andrew Garnett

Pledges for high speed rail investment linked to the government’s announcement of the go-ahead for a third Heathrow runway have opened up the prospect of new airline-led rail services in the UK and beyond.

Transport secretary Geoff Hoon confirmed that the Department for Transport is to proceed with a study for the next domestic high speed rail route which will connect London with the West Midlands via a new rail hub at Heathrow Airport. Plans call for the network to eventually reach...

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