About the Project
Improving access to Heathrow Airport by train is an important environmental objective. Far too many passengers have no alternative but to use their cars, contributing to congestion and illegally poor air quality in the area
Currently, Heathrow is not linked at all by train to Surrey, Hampshire or South and South West London.
We aim to change that with our innovative scheme which would serve the following major markets:
- Fast, frequent direct trains from Surrey and Hampshire to Heathrow.
- Direct trains to Heathrow from stations in the Boroughs of Spelthorne, Hounslow, Richmond, Wandsworth, and Lambeth including Waterloo and Clapham Junction for connections to South London, Sussex, and Kent.
- Direct trains from Surrey and Hampshire to Paddington, creating an alternative London terminal to Waterloo for commuters with excellent connections to the West End, the City, and Docklands via the Elizabeth Line.
- Direct trains from Surrey and Hampshire to Old Oak Common, providing a direct connection to HS2. There are also plans for 23,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs around the new HS2 station.
- Crowding relief to the South Western mainline and the London Underground network at Waterloo.
- Possible direct access to Heathrow from Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Reading, Bracknell, and Wokingham.
“Schemes such as a Southern Rail Access are essential for a two- runway Heathrow, never mind a three-runway airport with an extra 50% capacity”
House of Commons Transport Committee, March 2018