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Electrifying North Downs Line will boost economy by almost £2 billion

Fully electrifying the North Downs Line will generate thousands of jobs and almost £2 billion for the region’s economy, Surrey County Council’s Mike Goodman told an event attended by the Transport Secretary. Patrick McLoughlin heard Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning call for the last two sections of the Reading to Gatwick line to be … Continue reading

Davies Commission boosts Surrey on airport infrastructure call

Surrey County Council’s Leader has received a crucial boost over Heathrow and Gatwick expansion after the Government’s decision-making body said it would look at infrastructure first. A fortnight ago David Hodge told aviation experts that infrastructure must come before any airport expansion. Yesterday, the Davies Commission confirmed to South East politicians that it will consult … Continue reading

Need for new Cabinet post before airport expansion is considered

Britain needs a new Cabinet minister for infrastructure before any decision is made on expanding Heathrow or Gatwick, Surrey County Council’s leader said yesterday. David Hodge told a group of aviation experts that there was a need to invest now in road, rail, healthcare, schools and housing if either airport’s plans are to go ahead, … Continue reading

Welcome for Gatwick station investment

Following the Government’s announcement of a £50 million redevelopment of Gatwick Airport’s railway station as part of a £375m national infrastructure investment plan, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment John Furey said: “This is great news for Surrey’s commuters and economy. A new platform and better facilities will help to reduce overcrowding … Continue reading

New airport website aims to tempt travellers

A new tourism website was launched today (18 June) to tempt Gatwick Airport’s 30 million passengers to ditch the bright lights of London for the attractions of the South East. Released in time for the Olympics, Aroundgatwick.com highlights the best that Surrey and the rest of the region has to offer to entice tourists. The website, … Continue reading

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