Around 12 million air passengers per annum currently use some form of public transport to travel to and from Heathrow. This represents 33% of total non-transit passenger throughput and is higher than any other airport in the world, reflecting the good public transport links that already exist to the airport. The private car however still remains the dominant mode of transport to the airport, and Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has set itself the target of increasing the air passenger public transport share to 50%. Moreover, it is vigorously pursuing a number of initiatives aimed at persuading more airport employees to use public transport and reduce the number of daily home to work journeys made by private car. At its second Public Transport Seminar in November 1994, HAL announced the setting up of a local Transport Forum composed of senior industry representatives, local planning authorities and major employers to lead discussions on identifying improvements in transport efficiency in the area and reduce employee private car travel. This would be concerned not only with the promotion of public transport services, but also issues such as car sharing schemes, cycling and pedestrian facilities. The current political and social climate with the emphasis firmly on environmental issues make this an opportune moment for the key players to come together to achieve a common goal. For the covering abstract see IRRD 879900.


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  • Pagination: p. 9-21

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  • Accession Number: 00724086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-286-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM