Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Heathrow Expansion Images Released

By: Staff / Published October 6, 2015

London Heathrow Airport has released several new images of what its third runway expansion could look like, if development plans get the approval.

New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
An impression of how the entrance to the new Central Terminal Area would look.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
Within the new Central Terminal Area there would be hotel facilities within minutes of Terminal 2.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
An impression of how part of the Central Terminal Area could look with expansion.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
Expansion at Heathrow would favor the improvement of M25 into a more efficient and expanded motorway with 14 lanes.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
How an expanded Heathrow would look on a winter's morning looking from the north-west.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
Looking at the airport from the south it's easy to see how the formation of a new "toast rack" formation of satellite terminals between two main Terminal areas (Heathrow West and East) would look.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
A new third runway at Heathrow would free up capacity at Heathrow which has been operating at 98% of capacity for a decade.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
A new north-west runway would be a full 3,200m long.
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
New Heathrow Airport Third Runway Expansion Project
Plans include a new Terminal, to the west of Terminal 5, and an area set aside for a new business park.

Images show a new central terminal area and a business park, to be built at the west of Terminal 5, providing space to replace commercial premises lost to the third runway, and underground passenger system to reduce travel times between terminals has also been depicted.

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In a statement released by the airport, authorities say that the new plans would favor the expansion of M25, London's main highway, with 14 lanes. "Our proposal also complements existing plans already in place to better connect Heathrow and the UK," the airport stated in a press release.

The third runway expansion plans would help Heathrow to manage up to 740,000 flights a year and provide enough capacity until at least 2040. However, the project has faced criticism from political and environmental groups.

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