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Heathrow Airport: Railways

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL16304, tabled on 12 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the franchise arrangements concerning the shuttle service between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4.

Answered on

25 June 2019

The rail network at Heathrow is privately owned and is exempt from the franchising requirements of the Railways Act 1993. This means that the Secretary of State cannot designate services on that network for franchising. Train services operating on the Heathrow rail network are not provided under franchise agreements.