Heathrow Surface Access (4)

MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Airport's Commission believe that a third runway at Heathrow will result in Crossrail & the Piccadilly line being near capacity and heavily congested. What effect will such congestion have on London's businesses?


Answer for Heathrow Surface Access (4)

Answer for Heathrow Surface Access (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

If a third runway at Heathrow is delivered without provision of additional surface access capacity, this is likely to have a detrimental effect on London's businesses. The resulting crowding and congestion will mean increased journey times for customers, staff and suppliers, impacting businesses' operations and growth potential.

The airport and its associated businesses will not be immune from worsening congestion on the roads and increased crowding on rail services. The increasing unpredictability of journey times will hinder the airport's operations and harm its ability to attract passengers, staff and freight.