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HS1 and Boris airport

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The Mayor of London’s “infrastructure 2050” transport strategy paper included a diagram showing a new ‘hub airport’ connected to HS1, and ‘connectivity brought about by an HS2 – HS1 link’.

Mayor of London: 'connectivity brought about by an HS2 - HS1 link' (official)

Mayor of London: ‘connectivity brought about by an HS2 – HS1 link’ (official)

If Boris airport were to be built in such a way, most of the traffic on HS1 would probably end up being short distance (to and from the air terminal). A high frequency service to Boris airport from west London, and beyond, would require a double track tunnel.

However

  • at Old Oak Common, the service pattern on the proposed HS2 railway would severely limit, or preclude, HS1-to-HS2 through trains
  • Stratford International HS1 station box was not designed to facilitate a connection to west London, so the costings might need to factor in a “Stratford International 2” or suchlike.
'Connectivity brought about by an HS2 - HS1 link' (more realistic)

‘Connectivity brought about by an HS2 – HS1 link’ (more realistic)

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Written by beleben

August 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Posted in Aviation, HS1, HS2, Politics

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