Rail minister hails Taskforce report as “one of the most helpful and constructive” he has ever received because it is “based on solid evidence and that the authors were united in agreement.”
Great connections With an extensive rail and tube network it has excellent links into the heart of the London and northward to Cambridge. St Pancras and Stratford International Stations provide high speed rail links to destinations in mainland Europe, with plans to expand services to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Frankfurt. The arrival of Crossrail in 2019 will bring even greater rail connectivity to the corridor, including a direct link to Heathrow Airport – 35 minutes from Liverpool Street. The M11 / M25, plus A10 and North Circular means the area is a major hub for logistics and distribution, with excellent road links to the UK’s ports and the north.
Stansted Airport Stansted, the UK’s third busiest airport, provides international connections to over 100 destinations. The new owner has ambitious plans to double its capacity, adding a range of new, long haul destinations.
Business success The London – Stansted – Cambridge corridor is home to a diverse range of successful businesses. We have strong clusters in digital technology, bio-medical, logistics, advance manufacturing and low carbon industries. With a huge range of business locations the corridor can provide affordable, flexible space for industry.
A skilled population We have a population of 2 million and growing, with nearly 40% of our working age population educated to degree level or above. With central London at the south of the corridor and Cambridge to the north we have access to the world’s leading Universities. Our 11 Further Education colleges are focused on delivering the skills business need.
Opportunity sites The area has a series of major opportunity sites with the potential to accommodate tens of thousands of homes and jobs between the global centre’s of central London and Cambridge.