London mayor outlines plans for £50bn, four-runway airport and transport hub in Thames estuary

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    || London mayor outlines plans for £50bn, four-runway airport and transport hub in Thames estuary ||

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    Sounds like a showdown incl. 2 existing runways or 3 runways at LHR or 4 runways in the future at a new airport which will replace LHR. We will see what the future holds, having said this, we like LHR and look forward to the new Terminal 2 - The Queens Terminal soon.
     
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    50B & his 3 locations would call for extensive EIR; 10 year plan?
     
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    More like a 20 year plan, we will see how this works out. Another solution would be to simply move people away from LHR and enlarge the existing airport, nevertheless, LHR receives notable investment with the opening of the new T2, but needs IMHO at least 2 new runways to compete against other airports incl. AMS, CDG or FRA.
     
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    It was fascinating to learn recently that LHR *had* six runways before all the terminal developments cut down options to the current two. All the residential opposition to a third LHR runway has grown up around the airport, and in a lot of cases is economically dependent on it.

    London is served today by LHR to the west, LGW to the south, LTN to the north, LCY to to the inner east, and STN to the north east (and even OXF to the north west with a bit of marketing stretch).

    As LHR is 15 mins from my place down the M4, I'm a bit partial to keeping it where it is. Looking forward to the new T2 for *A togetherness.
     
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