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Heathrow’s western rail link put on hold

19 April 2021
 

The government has put on hold the plan to build a western rail connection from the Great Western Main Line to Heathrow Airport.

Work on the project is being brought to a halt because of the collapse in demand for rail and air travel caused by Covid-19, and the knock-on effects for the project’s funding. The Government wants Heathrow Airport Ltd to contribute to the rail link’s costs.

A shuttle service to/from Reading would operate over the four-mile branch to Heathrow Terminal...

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