Heathrow Hub have published details of their refreshed proposal to the Airports Commission. The proposal states that it aims to tackle the issues of noise, surface access, cost and location, in its refreshed proposal.

Details of the scheme are available here.

Key featues of the refreshed submission include:

Noise mitigation and communities

  • Potentially curtailing or ending night quota flights arriving after 4.30am and before 6am by making available more capacity later in the morning, or moving the touchdown point 2 miles to the West on the new runway extension in the critical early morning arrival period.
  • No new households would be brought into the noise footprint.

Surface access

  • The connection of Heathrow to the national rail network through the construction of large new passenger facility on land identified to the north.
  • 30 trains per hour based on Great Western and related services, enabling swift direct connections with regional centres; additional rail access to the south.
  • Partial tunnelling and bridging a stretch of the M25.
  • Enhanced junction 13 and a new junction to the new passenger interchange.
  • No closure of the M25 – the M25 road works would not affect existing traffic, which would be switched to the new section overnight.