A High Court judge is to rule on whether Crossrail trains should be charged for each time they travel to Heathrow Airport. The airport spent £1bn building the five-mile line 20 years ago to connect the hub to the Great Western track. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) previously decided Heathrow could not charge trains for using the line, which it said would cost about £42m a year. The airport said it wanted to 'ensure track access charges were fair'. Heathrow has taken the decision to the High Court for a judicial review and a ruling is expected 'imminently', an airport spokesperson said.
Heathrow wants to charge trains for access to a line it built using £1bn of private money.