Consultation – Western Rail Access to Heathrow

Network Rail have alerted us to their current public consultation on Western rail access to Heathrow Airport.

A direct rail link to the airport from the West is planned, which would reduce the journey time from Reading to Heathrow to 26 minutes.

The consultation can be found on and is a very simple ten minute survey, open until 22 June. It is a precursor to Network Rail submitting a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate in 2019. Network Rail are keen to encourage as many responses as possible.