Saturday, January 03, 2009

Heathrow Rail Hub

After decades of NIOL planning on the railways - not-in-our-lifetime in the jargon - the UK government goes berserk announcing grandiose plans that it won't be around to deliver. Connecting Heathrow to the London-Portsmouth line by a short spur has been on the drawing board for as long as I can remember, opening up the possibility of direct services to Waterloo, Gatwick and many other places too. Will I live to see the day?
I posit that Metcalfe's law applies here. See PunchBuggy Passim here and here.
If they laid all the plans to improve the railways around Heathrow end-to-end I wouldn't be at all surprised!

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