Heathrow Airport may impose congestion charge for motorists

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Heathrow Airport is to consider charging passengers a congestion fee of £15 if they decide to drive to the airport.

London’s Evening Standard recently reported that sources in the UK government believe Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling has suggested that the charge will allow emissions targets to be met, which affects the roads surrounding the airport.

The Telegraph also reported that the airport is also considering planning a low emissions zone to cut environmental damage even further. This would entail charging all vehicles based on their emissions.

However, Heathrow Airport has stated since the report that it does not specifically recognize the figures quoted, even though emission charges are something they would consider when a third runway becomes operational in the future.

The airport also stated that added capacity would only be realized once emissions are in line with EU laws.