Dropping of Heathrow spur 'temporary reprieve'?

Campaigners don't believe that the Heathrow spur would encourage more people to travel to the airport by train, therefore reducing the number of domestic flights.

“Will people who support HS2 in the mistaken belief that HS2 will reduce domestic flights now realise HS2 is not about that. Nor is it about the environment, reducing carbon or true connectivity. Maybe it’s about airport expansion after all. _

“As for the Heathrow Link and for our community, it is still not certain if this is a permanent reprieve or a temporary one till 2015." _

– Keri Brennan of Ruislip Against HS2

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Heathrow HS2 link on hold

Plans to build a branch of the high speed rail link to Heathrow have been put on hold pending a review of future airport capacity.