Val Shawcross CBE – HATF (Chair)
Mark Frost – HATF (Independent Technical Advisor)
Timothy Wells – HAL (Surface Access Travel and Policy Lead)
Tim Leech – HAL (Head of Strategy and Sponsorship, Surface Access)
Tony Caccavone – HAL (Surface Access Director)
Yasmin Augustin – HAL (Project Sponsor)
Simran Kullar – HAL (Travel Demand Manager)
Alec Curley – Jacobs (Transport Planning Director)
Graeme Hill – Jacobs (Associate Director)
Hermann Maier – Jacobs (Transport Director)
Joanna Grew – Network Rail (Industry Programme Director [Heathrow & TVA])
Shamal Ratnayaka – Transport for London (Aviation Strategy Lead)
Liz Garlinge – National Highways (Strategic Projects Director)
Alan Tilly – London Borough of Hillingdon (Transport and Aviation Team Manager)
Adam Tyndall – London First (Programme Director)
Richard Harrington – Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Chief Executive Officer) Anthony Smith – Transport Focus (Chief Executive)
Kris Beuret – Representative for local communities
Matt Furniss – Surrey County Council (Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure) Peter Bradley – UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA) (Managing Director)
Helen Dolphin MBE– HAAG (Co-chair)
Geraldine Lundy MBE – HAAG (Vice Chair)
Christian Wolmar – London Cycling Campaign (Trustee)
Matthew Wooll – HAL (Route Development Lead)
David Stroud – British International Freight Association (Policy & Compliance Advisor) Paul Millin – Heathrow Strategic Planning Group (HSPG) (Chair, Transport Sub Group) Nigel Wicking – AOC (Chief Executive)
1. Welcome and Introductions
The Chair welcomed everyone to the third Board meeting of 2022.
2. HAL Update
Tony Caccavone provided a HAL update. See slides for further details. Key points discussed:
- Busy airport – shown by passenger numbers and forecast.
- Airport, airlines, security etc are struggling to resource up due totimely security checks required as part of recruitment
- Public transport mode share – most recent data shows continuedincrease in public transport usage including Heathrow Express
- Elizabeth line signage in place to help passengers navigate
- National rail strikes – impact HeX and Elizabeth line, 3 days of strike.One day of strike coincides with London Underground strike. Contingency plan being put in place – focussed on colleague communications including car share & passenger communications
- Adam Tyndall – signage in network rail stations (including Paddington) are confusing. Joanna Grew says she will look into this
- Peter Bradley – lack of drivers in coach industry will make it hard to support during strikes, recruitment continues to be an issue
3. Surface Access Decarbonisation
Tim Wells provided an update on the Surface Access Strategy (SAS). See slides for further details, key points discussed:
- Refreshed sustainability strategy (Heathrow 2.0) and Net Zero Plan published in February 2022. Surface access contributes to both.
- Overview of surface access targets (see slides for details).
- Aim to publish the SAS following CAA regulatory settlement (withinthe next few months). Draft SAS attached with these minutes
- 3 intervention categories – provide improved connections & facilities,provide improved awareness of options, manage demands for othermodes
- Concerns with compliancy with direction of London raised
- Next steps – publish SAS in next few months, continue to work closelywith HATF and other partners, publish an annual travel report
SR questioned whether the targets were stretching enough. HAL believe they are stretching but achievable and agreed to monitor progress and keep under review.
4. Landside Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy Update
Jacobs provided an update on development of the Landside Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy. Further information provided in slides; key points discussed:
- Research into key user group requirements and market research trends – both short and long term. Futureproof long-term investments
- Engagement sessions held in June with specific stakeholders including local boroughs etc, to ensure all requirements are covered
- Wider policy implications being considered such as phase out of all sales of petrol / diesel cars on a national level, TfL London EV Infrastructure Strategy
- Tony Caccavone – we want to provide for airport users and do not want to attract non-airport users.
5. Active Travel Special Interest Group Report Back
Simran Kullar reported back on the second HATF Active Travel Special Interest Group (SIG) held in May. Further information provided in slides:
- Cycle tour of perimeter road took place in March, identifying areas for improvements for cyclists
- HSPG bid to National Highways to improve cycle routes to Heathrow. Will work with surrounding local authorities on this
- HAL is initiating a wayfinding and signage project
- CTA active travel update provided, which will help to facilitate activetravel for colleagues to CTA through the tunnel side bores
- Further site visits proposed to include CTA and local authorities tocover routes in National Highways Bid
- VS stated Active Travel SIG is a good coordination body between localauthorities and HAL for infrastructure improvements.
6. HATF July Active Travel Wider Forum Update
HATF active travel wider forum planned for 19th July. Tim Wells shared proposed agenda, see slides for details.
7. Feedback and Ideas for Next HATF
- Adam Tyndall – how do we make sure larger projects such as western/southern rail are kept a priority. Joanna Grew – HATF does need to keep pushing for this.
- The Chair raised the potential to look into Mobility as a Service and and aim to make Heathrow an exemplar in this area.
8. Accessibility and Disability Access
Set out what HAL has already put in place to support accessibility, the work HAAG does and how HAAG could work with HAL and other stakeholders more effectively. More details provided within slides, key points include:
- Help points and desks located throughout the terminals, car parks, bus station etc
- Terminal drop off charge – making improvements following feedback, such as applying for discount on the phone/ by post as well as online. From June 2022, an online account can be set up to store details. Free parking in long stay to be increased to 2 hours, instead of 29 minutes
- There is a challenge with getting information out to passengers in a timely manner – potential to work with coach and bus providers. Make information more visible, get information out to the disability community.
HAAG would appreciate HAL engaging with them earlier on projects which the HAL team will take on board.
- Mark Frost – HATF to make a response to TfL ULEZ expansion consultation. Send comments to Mark Frost: email@example.com who will compile responses.
- More information available here : Improving air quality and Londoners’ health, tackling climate change and reducing congestion | Have Your Say Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk)
- Consultation closes 29th July