SEGRO supports airport rail link
THE South East's leading industrial property developer has thrown its support behind the Western Rail access to Heathrow project.
SEGRO, which has 450 customers employing 20,000 workers in the Thames Valley, has claimed the ambitious £500m plans to link Slough to Heathrow will be a 'massive boost' for business.
The Government committed to investing in the project as part of the Aviation Policy Framework on July 12.
Gareth Osborn, SEGRO's business unit director for The Thames Valley, said: "This announcement will help support our own exciting plans to create in Slough one of the most attractive business locations in South East England.
"With no direct rail link to Heathrow from the west, this vital piece of infrastructure will play a major role in helping to maintain the competitiveness of the region, attracting investment and creating jobs."
The proposed rail link would slash journeys from Slough to Heathrow from 45 to six minutes, with four trains every hour, and could be operational by 2021.