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Heathrow Airport (Rail Link)

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report details of any appraisals of the current cost of constructing a main line rail link from London into Heathrow which were taken into account in formulating paragraph 5.16 of the White Paper on "Airports Policy", relating to surface access.

There have been no detailed appraisals of the cost of a main line rail link to Heathrow; that is why we are commissioning a study of the options for improving surface access to Heathrow, including possible rail links. All the existing materials on the costs of rail links was made available at the inquiry and summarised by the inspector in his report.