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Johnson under pressure to scrap third runway

British PM has backed high-speed railway, and previously pledged to stop construction of the runway at Heathrow Airport citing environmental and aesthetic concerns

The Heathrow Airport expansion is expected to cost about £30 billion; by contrast, HS2 may cost more than £100 billion, but the electric trains are set to be more environmentally friendly than planes.


HAVING backed Britain's proposed high-speed railway HS2, Boris Johnson is under pressure to keep his pledge to scrap plans for a third runway at London Heathrow airport as climate fears intensify.

Prime Minister Johnson, who wants big infrastructure projects to help drive...