July 29, 2016

Network Rail awards contract to Jacobs for Heathrow Airport link

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JACOBS engineering group announced on July 27 it was awarded a contract by Network Rail to provide a second rail link from the Great Western main line to London Heathrow airport, Britain.

The work is part of the project to improve connection to the Britain’s busiest airport and create a global gateway for western England.

The link will enable passengers to travel directly to Heathrow Airport from Reading and Slough without having to change at London Paddington.

As a result of this link carbon dioxide emissions should be reduced by the equivalent of 48 million passenger road-km per year. The link will provide an economic boost in the region, and ease road congestion.

The project will be executed over the next 27 months.

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