The Institute of Directors (IoD), which represents the business community, has called for the government to extend the HS2 line to Heathrow Airport.
Air and rail needs to be much better connected, and so it is very welcome to see the Y-network serving Manchester airport directly.
But by the same token it is disappointing to see a direct connection to Heathrow left out altogether.
If the Davies Commission recommends that Heathrow should remain the UK’s main hub airport, then the first section of HS2 ought to run through Heathrow, not around it.
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