This booklet is about a scheme conceived by British rail to link the main rail routes south of London with those to the north and west. It describes ways of crossing London today and possible through London routes, in particular a train service. Projections of traffic through the link in 1991 are made. The scheme is evaluated by: (1) assessing the financial return to British rail, and (2) assessing the benefit to the economy as a whole. Relations with other major schemes, such as the channel tunnels, proposals to improve rail access to London airports, and electrification review, are examined. The possible effects of the scheme on the environment and London transport underground services are briefly mentioned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Railways Board

    Euston Square, PO Box 100
    London NW1 2Dz,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM