Shadow Transport Secretary: We need HS2 link to Heathrow as soon as possible

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Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle MP on HS2 spur to LHR: "We should be getting a link to Heathrow as early as possible." @itvlondon

The proposed spur to Heathrow has been put on hold pending the results of Sir Howard Davies' review of future airport capacity - which is not due to give a final report until the summer of 2015.

Instead passengers heading to the world's busiest airport will have to change onto the new London east-west Crossrail service for an 11-minute transfer to terminals.

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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.