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Heathrow Airport: Railways

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 167344, tabled on 11 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the development of a southern link to Heathrow Airport.

Answered on

17 March 2021

Work is underway to complete the Pre-Strategic Outline Business Case alongside the continued development of an appropriate commercial model to enable a ‘market involved’ approach for Southern Access to Heathrow (SAtH).

The Department intends to provide further guidance to the market regarding the proposed commercial direction and next steps, including the process for selection of a development partner in Summer 2021.

Government remains committed to SAtH’s status as a ‘pathfinder’ project that can harness ideas and expertise from the private sector to fund, finance and deliver this scheme.