31 Oct '16, 8am

Shock £17bn taxpayers' bill for Heathrow expansion revealed https://t.co/PH6r8Odhgz

Transport for London (TfL) documents released following an investigation by mobility and environmental campaigners have revealed a multi-billion-pound gap in the official figures for the costs of road and rail improvements required by a third runway at Heathrow. According to the agency in charge of the London transport system, the real price tag for boosting surface access to an expanded airport is nearly four times the figure put forward by the Government-appointed Airport Commission. The revelation will reignite the longstanding controversy over who will pay for the road and rail works needed to absorb the massive surge in traffic from a new runway. The Government has made it clear that it expects aviation expansion promoters to cover any surface access costs, but Heathrow bosses have said they are not willing to pay anything above £1.1 billion. An analysis of the TfL fi...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/25-april-2016-Hea...

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