REPORT OF A STUDY OF RAIL LINKS WITH HEATHROW AIRPORT, PART

The two rail links considered in this study were: a British Rail link to Heathrow by a spur from the existing track near Feltham; an extension from London Transport's Piccadilly Line to Heathrow. To provide a basis for comparing the rail link options, the effects of continuing the present coach service as the main public transport link were evaluated. The futrue costs (to the operator, user and community) of continued coach services were calculated and compared with the costs and benefits of the rail links. For the purposes of this study, benefits were defined as the total of savings of operating costs, time savins by users, and reduced road congestion costs. Benefits and costs were quantified wherever possible, and it was concluded that the best rail link was the Piccadilly line extension. The benefits to be gained from supplementing the present coach services to Heathrow airport by a rail link are considerable.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Transport Association of America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM