Crunch time for the capital

As the city of London has grown over the years, the suburbs have extended out to Heathrow Airport. Since the land around the airport has been developed, it has become difficult for the airport to grow. Its proximity to residential areas has caused the airport to receive a high rating for noise pollution. An option for dealing with Heathrow’s capacity issues is to build a new transportation hub in the South East of London. A new hub is necessary to maintain and develop air capacity in the United Kingdom. The new airport would need four runways, as opposed to Heathrow’s current two. A four-runway airport would increase capacity, allowing for growth of services.


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  • Accession Number: 01520101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2014 10:41PM