The big news over the weekend was a new proposal being investigated by the British government that would seek to develop a high speed rail line between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport – thus turning the two airports into a ‘virtual hub.’
The idea is rather daft and would most certainly be a huge waste of money.
The fact of the matter is that the south of England needs more runways – whether it’s a new airport or additional runways at the existing airports. Heathrow is at capacity and Gatwick is not far behind. Both need additional runways but getting one built at either faces a minefield of local opposition and environmental opposition.
Meanwhile travelers will avoid Britain if their airports suck while the politicians and special interest groups squabble.
Here’s an excellent video from Channel 4 News where they talk about the plan.
What do you think of this plan? Daft?