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DfT balks at Heathrow Airport's demand for £40m-a-year to use part of its Express line for Crossrail

Heathrow Airport is reported to be clashing with the Department of Transport over an annual £40millio payment to link Crossrail to its stations.

Heathrow paid more than £1billion building the Heathrow Express line connecting its terminals with London’s Paddington. 

The Government wants to use part of the line for Crossrail, but is resisting demands for £40million every year. 

If the Government loses then passengers could face higher charges to use the service.

A Heathrow spokesman said: ‘In order to comply with EU regulations, Heathrow was required to introduce a new charging regime for access on to its rail infrastructure.’

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3375658/Department-Transport-balks-Heathrow-Airport-s-demand-40m-year-use-Express-line-Crossrail.html#ixzz3veke6BHY


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