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Upgrading North Downs Line will boost government coffers by almost £190m

  Fully electrifying the North Downs Line will boost the government’s coffers by nearly £190 million. Upgrading the train line, which runs between Reading and Gatwick through Surrey, will generate an additional £89m a year in corporation tax and an extra £97m annually in income tax. News of the potentially massive financial boost for the government … Continue reading

County council reveals plans for Heathrow rail link study

Surrey County Council has revealed plans to launch a study to examine the possibility of creating a rail link to Heathrow from the south in the month the airport celebrates its 70th anniversary. Around 9,000 people from Surrey work at the airport but there is currently no direct rail link from the county. It means … Continue reading

Heathrow expansion means more than 70,000 new homes and 56 schools

More than 70,000 new homes and 56 new schools will be needed if Heathrow is expanded, aviation experts have heard. Surrey County Council leader David Hodge told a Runways UK conference: Expanding the airport could require up to 70,800 homes to be built in the local area* over the next 15 years That would mean a need … Continue reading

Response to Airports Commission report

Following the release today of the Airports Commission’s report on expanding capacity, Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “While we recognise the economic case for expanding either Heathrow or Gatwick, we can only support expansion if it is accompanied by the necessary investment in local infrastructure and environmental issues are addressed. … Continue reading

New rail strategy to tackle some of the country’s most overcrowded trains

Surrey County Council has commissioned a rail strategy to tackle an urgent need to reduce overcrowding and boost economic growth through improvements to the railways. The announcement comes after it was revealed that the 7.32am train service from Woking to London Waterloo is the second most overcrowded in England and Wales. According to the Department … Continue reading

Surrey signs economic growth pledge

Surrey County Council today (11 January) joined seven other local authorities in signing a new plan to work together to promote economic growth in the Gatwick area. Following the signing of the Gatwick Diamond Memorandum of Understanding, Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin, said: “This signals our commitment to working as part of one … Continue reading


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