Heathrow is the UK’s only hub airport with 75% of all long-haul flights from the UK taking off from Heathrow. The airport handles over 80 million international passengers annually, flying to 203 worldwide destinations in 84 countries. In 2019, Heathrow was ranked the world’s most connected airport for the third consecutive year.
From Reading in the West, the Elizabeth Line connects the City and central London, including Heathrow Airport and Canary Wharf, to Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Additionally, East-West Rail is creating a new direct connection between Oxford and Cambridge, which once complete will create a world class rail link connecting Oxford, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Cambridge.
The M4 is the main strategic route between London, the west of England and Wales. It connects people, communities, and businesses, carrying on average 130,000 vehicles per day and is prone to congestion. As well as London, other urban areas in the region rely on junctions 3 to 12 for connectivity, including Reading, Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough, and Hayes.