Waterloo Line Extension

Plenary on 2009-06-14
Session date: 
June 14, 2009
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)


Do TfL support and give any priority to the extension of Waterloo Line services to Heathrow Airport? How much work has gone into understanding the transport benefits to London and to the Airport of this scheme?


Answer for Waterloo Line Extension

Answer for Waterloo Line Extension

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

TfL supports improved access to Heathrow Airport in the form of the Heathrow Airtrack rail link from Staines which is currently being promoted by BAA. Our support for services from Waterloo using this link is conditional upon a number of issues being satisfactorily resolved; these include assurance that the new services will not adversely impact the timetabling or reliability of existing services on the route from Staines to Waterloo, and the publication of an updated and robust business case for the scheme by BAA.