One of the most difficult problems faced by major airports in the future is likely to be the provision of adequate surface access and the interface with other transport systems. In this paper the need is examined to the increasingly to public transport to meet the requirements of surface transport in the future. It is shown that rail links have both attractions and drawbacks. The general worldwide aspects of the surface transport problem are illustrated by a discussion of the piccadilly underground extension to be opened in 1977 to the Heathrow Airport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Challenging Future. Proceedings of the 5th World Airports Conference, Brighton, England, 5-7 May 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    One Great George Street, Westminster
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1P 3AA
  • Authors:
    • Maxwell, W W
    • Rockwell, E L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1981 12:00AM