Research and analysis

Western Rail Link to Heathrow: market sounding

The findings from the market sounding on the Western Rail Link to Heathrow.


Western rail link to Heathrow market sounding

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Details the findings from the market sounding on the Western Rail Link to Heathrow which explored third party investment and contracting participation.

The report concludes that there is sufficient market interest and financing capacity for the tunnelled section of the rail link. A number of recommendations for further development, clarity or consideration have been made.

Some information has been redacted from the report which would either prejudice the Department for Transport’s commercial position or disclose personal details.

The research commenced in May 2018 and finished in autumn 2018. The research and report was completed by Nichols and Agilia.

Published 19 December 2018