The Daily Telegraph reports on the Secretary of State’s announcement yesterday on ‘market led proposals’ for rail:
The first entirely privately-funded railway line looks likely to run from Heathrow airport after the Government launched broader plans to invite bids for major new schemes.
Private companies and local authorities have been invited to put bids in for the construction of a rail link which will run south out of Heathrow airport.
The Department for Transport said the scheme would be the first railway line entirely funded by private means. Other projects such as HS1 and the Channel Tunnel were part-funded with private cash.
The Windsor Link Railway welcomes this. To understand how WLR will save £2 billion for the taxpayer and provide a better service to both airport users and local people, see our Heathrow page.
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