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JLL South East Office Agency responds to Network Rail’s plans for a direct rail link between the Great Western main line and Heathrow Airport


​James Finnis, head of South East office agency at JLL said: “The implementation of Western Rail Access to Heathrow is very much welcome and will have a material impact on accessibility for Slough, Maidenhead and locations to the west.

“Improved connections will dramatically reduce journey times between the UK’s hub airport for around 12million residents, ease over-crowding on other lines and widen the catchment area for skilled labour, which will positively impact the local area and the wider UK economy.

“Coupled to the electrification of the main line to Bristol in 2016/17, and the arrival of Crossrail from 2018, this infrastructure will help to bring forward the office development pipeline within the main Western Corridor towns.”