Heathrow Academy, London
Meeting title/subject: Heathrow Area Transport Forum (HATF) Board Meeting 3
Val Shawcross CBE– HATF (Chair)
Tony Caccavone – Heathrow Airport Limited (Surface Access Director)
Richard Anderson – Airline Consultative Committee (AOC Chair)
Rob Dunford – – Enterprise M3 (Assistant Director)
Mark Frost – Heathrow Strategic Planning Group (Head of Transport and Environmental Strategy, LB Hounslow)
Kris Beuret – Heathrow Community Engagement Board (Non-Executive Director, Transport & Environment Group)
Wayne King – Unite (Regional Officer)
David Lutton – London First (Executive Director)
Simon Nielsen– Transport for London (Strategic Analysis and City Planning)
Rupert Walker – Network Rail (Strategy and Planning Director (South)
David Stroud– British International Freight Association (Policy & Compliance Advisor)
Christian Wolmer – London Cycling Campaign (Trustee) Colin Kemp– Transport the South East
- Damilola Dada– HATF (Secretariat)
- Catherine Jenkins– Heathrow Airport Limited (Surface Access Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Lead)
- James Cornelius- Heathrow Airport Limited (Public Transport Lead, Surface Access)
- Matthew Wooll– Heathrow Airport Limited (Sustainable Transport Project Manager)
- Andrew Tucker– HATF (Independent Technical Advisor)
Keith Glazier-Transport for the South East (Chair)
Anthony Smith– Transport Focus (Chief Executive)
Graham Vidler- Confederation of Passenger Transport (Chief Executive Officer)
Kathy Slack- Enterprise M3 (Chief Executive)
Shamal Ratnayaka- Transport for London (Aviation Strategy Lead)
Welcome and Introductions
The Chair provided opening remarks and welcomed new guests Key Updates included:
- HATF Website now live
- Focus of October Board meeting is to provide a thematic review on Heathrow’s surface access plans as they affect the locality. Welcome and Introductions
Review of Actions
Actions arising from the previous meeting were noted and agreed.
1. Report back on Wider Forum Event
Chair provided comments feedback on recent Wider Forum Event, highlighting success of the programme and opportunities for HAL to act following discussions held.
Key points discussed included:
- The need to improve accessibility- Further work is required to ensure the airport is more accessible for both passengers and employees. Engagement is being undertaken with Heathrow Airport Accessibility Group (HAAG) with an opportunity for HAL to conduct disability audit in collaboration with HCEB. HCEB also offered to provide “mystery shoppers” to help undertake such an audit.
- The importance of air quality- HAL confirmed additional investment has been approved for extra Electric Vehicle charging points and that an electric bus fleet should become operational at the end of 2020 for both passengers and the workforce. Work is also being done to take diesel out of airside vehicle fleet.
- There was a commitment from airline community to transition to electric vehicles by 2026, noting that electric vehicles typically have higher costs and a 10-year asset life.
- It was noted that the HULEZ scheme needs to be developed in wider context of London’s ULEZ, and to carefully consider the unintended consequences on surrounding environment.
2. Heathrow Local Transport Strategy
Discussions were held around Heathrow Local Transport Strategy.
Key points discussed include:
- Challenge surrounding transport focus of passengers and employees. Passengers are destination focused rather than local; whilst employees have a local focus.
- Opportunity to commit to transport corridors and desired level of connectivity within initial delivery plan. This will require additional engagement with the regulator, local authorities and TfL to discuss infrastructure to support bus services
- Further investment for active travel to be underpinned by delivery plan
- Board noted that there can be some big discrepancies on the cost of accessing the airport from different locations the same distance away.
- The board noted the importance of managing prices within the context of a bus strategy.
3. Special Interest Modelling Group
The Chair provided feedback on Special Interest Modelling Group. General consensus amongst attendees was that given the importance of the modelling to the development of an effective surface access strategy and package of mitigation measure, that the session was very useful forum for exchanging information and understanding. Additional sessions to be held in coming weeks.
Agenda for November board meeting to be amended to reflect AEC feedback and report on budget and funding. Assessment case and potential phasing to be deferred to a later date.
Date of next meeting: Thursday 21st November 2019, 10:00-12:00pm.