The core proposals will be complemented by a number of related infrastructure initiatives, leveraging the core Thames Reach Airport proposals:

RAIL

  • “Eastern spine” – upgraded East coast mainline  via LTX to Channel tunnel to form part of a national single homogeneous network with gauge and electrification for continuous through services – see Why AirRailHub.
  • New rail services linking Essex and Kent
  • Stansted to Ebbsfleet (HS1) rail service

THAMES ESTUARY

  • Flood defence for London
  • Tidal power generation with pump storage
  • Dartford crossing relieve
  • Ancillary Housing development
  • Eco data centre – Powered and cooled by water
  • Utility way leaves via LTX – Water, Power, Data
  • Relocation of bird sanctuary
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