Market sounding exploring options to create, with private sector involvement, a Southern Rail Link to Heathrow.
The findings were that:
- responses did not support a market led approach to Southern Rail Link to Heathrow
- the market indicated significant interest for involvement in the development and financing of the Southern Rail Link to Heathrow
- the department should provide greater detail on minimum requirements and objectives
- the department should consider an appropriate commercial model for early market involvement
The findings from this research have been accepted.
The original briefing for the Southern Rail Link to Heathrow market sounding process was released in June 2018.
The research commenced in May 2018 and finished in autumn 2018. The research and report was completed by Nichols and Agilia.