Vi­sions of Heathrow af­ter a third run­way

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IM­AGES have been re­leased of what an ex­panded Heathrow Air­port could look like if plans for a third run­way get the go-ahead.

Pho­to­graphs show the 3,200m stretch to the west of Ter­mi­nal 5, with new ho­tel de­vel­op­ments to re­place what would be lost to the run­way.

An un­der­ground pas­sen­ger sys­tem to cut down travel times be­tween ter­mi­nals has also been in­cluded.

In a state­ment re­leased by the air­port, bosses said the new plans could be a cat­a­lyst for an M25 with 14 lanes, as well as giv­ing the air­port ca­pac­ity up to the year 2040.

“Our pro­posal also com­ple­ments ex­ist­ing plans al­ready in place to bet­ter con­nect Heathrow,” a spokesman said.

“This means that by the time a third run­way is op­er­a­tional, new rail ser­vices to the north, east, south and west are due to be de­liv­ered.”

The im­pres­sions un­veil two main pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nals called Heathrow West, which will in­clude Ter­mi­nal 5 and 6 and trans­port hubs, and Heathrow East, an ex­tended Ter­mi­nal 2.

Ac­cord­ing to the air­port’s most re­cent fig­ures, a three- run­way Heathrow would push up the num­ber of flights a year to 740,000 and cre­ate routes to new des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing cities in China.

Walks and cud­dles are high on the listof pri­or­i­ties for laid-back Mon­tana.

How the roads around an ex­panded Heathrow could look.

Part of the Cen­tral Ter­mi­nal.

21st cen­tury: in­side the new Cen­tral Ter­mi­nal.

Heathrow ho­tels with stay­ing power.

A-maze-in: The busi­ness parks and new ter­mi­nal.

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