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Heathrow expansion still leaves surface transport costs unaccounted for

5 June 2018

Responding to the decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow, Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“As the Select Committee has pointed out, the Government has still not given any clarity on who will pay for the new surface transport links to service a new runway and the extra passengers, or very much detail on the extensive works involving the M25. If this bill ends up with the Government and Transport for London, then it will take money away from other transport investment, in London and elsewhere. MPs outside London who are supporting the third runway should be careful what they wish for - they may find that this will add to the shortage of transport investment in their areas and increase further the disparity between the South East and the rest of the country."

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Notes to Editors

  1. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).