Visions of Heathrow after a third runway
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.
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How the roads around an expanded Heathrow could look.
Part of the Central Terminal.
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Heathrow hotels with staying power.
A-maze-in: The business parks and new terminal.