Instead of Victoria Coach Station and a multitude of small scale bus depots throughout London serving hundreds of National Express coaches every day, passengers from all over the country could disembark at a single, highly efficient Heathrow depot and continue their journey into central London on the new Crossrail line. There are currently 50 coaches running every day between Heathrow and London Victoria alone; citing a mega depot near the airport would dramatically reduce congestion and air pollution on arterial roads into the city, in line with the Mayor’s transport strategy and healthy streets approach.
Passengers could expect to arrive at Paddington in 23 minutes at the standard zone 6 fare according to a price commitment made by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
The strategy complements the new coach terminus east of London at Stratford, the key interchange for passengers travelling to and from continental Europe.
The scheme is part of an overall transport oriented development strategy for a three-runway Heathrow Airport by WW+P which includes plans for new university campuses, exhibition centres and public spaces in a sustainable masterplan.