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Heathrow rail link delayed by Covid-19 and court ruling

Words: Huw Morris

The rail link between Heathrow Airport and the Great Western Main Line could be delayed by up to two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic and a forthcoming Supreme Court hearing.

The planning application for the 6.5km rail link, first due to be submitted in 2019 has been postponed until 2021 at the earliest. The development consent order for the project was already facing delays after the Court of Appeal ruled in February that Heathrow’s expansion was unlawful for not considering climate change targets under the Paris Agreement.

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