The Western Rail Link to Heathrow is a vital project not only for my constituency of Slough but across the South Coast, the South West and Wales. It has a predicted benefit of £800 million in additional economic activity and will cut journey times into Heathrow for many. Further, as 70% of foreign-owned businesses establishing in the UK locate within 60 minutes travelling time of Heathrow, more efficient access would encourage even more investment to a wider range of areas.
We must do all we can to ensure this project is delivered as efficiently as possible.
I have also recently met with Andrew Jones Rail Minister and stakeholders in the project including Slough Borough Council, Network Rail and Great Western Railway to move this project forward whilst considering local residents’ concerns.