01 Apr 2010
The Department for Transport has today published its report to Government outlining options for the UK’s high-speed rail network.
The Arup Heathrow Hub team’s proposals for a multimodal transport interchange at Heathrow Airport are part of this.
In the late 1980’s Arup researched an innovative alternative for the alignment of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. The route focused on using the link as a catalyst for regeneration and was adopted by Government in 1991. It came into being in November 2007, when the first Eurostar arrived, via High Speed 1, at St Pancras International.
For the last three years, the same team of rail engineers, economists, environmental experts and transport planners has focused on delivering an equally imaginative and bold solution to secure the long-term future of Heathrow.