Heathrow Central railway station
|Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3|
|Local authority||London Borough of Hillingdon|
|Managed by||Heathrow Express|
|Owner||Heathrow Airport Holdings|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Fare zone||6 (TfL Rail only)|
|Original company||Heathrow Airport Holdings|
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Heathrow area rail services
The station has services running direct to Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5 provided by Heathrow Express, normally running every 15 minutes, and by TfL Rail, normally running every half hour and stopping at most intermediate stations. It is also serviced by the Heathrow Terminal 4 shuttle, which runs between this location and Heathrow Terminal 4 approximately every 15 minutes.
The station was opened on 23 June 1998 upon the completion of the Heathrow Express Rail Link linking Heathrow Airport with direct non-stop services to Central London. In contrast to the stations Terminals 4 and 5, the platforms at Heathrow Central do not lie adjacent to the London Underground Piccadilly line platforms at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station. Instead they lie perpendicular, and at a far deeper level. The reasoning behind this is because the Heathrow Express line was tunnelled into Heathrow from the north, whereas the Piccadilly line approaches from the east. Access to the station is reached via an underground pedestrian walkway which links Terminal 3 to the Central Bus Station and the Piccadilly line's Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station.
Since May 2018, the station has been served by TfL Rail, part of the new Crossrail project, replacing the Heathrow Connect service. Services initially run as far as London Paddington calling at all intermediate stations. In October 2020, the service will be rebranded the Elizabeth Line, and in December 2021 the full route opens, running through Central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
Heathrow Central also offers an interchange via underground walkways with bus and coach services from Heathrow Central bus station, including London Buses routes 105, 111, 140, 285, A10, U3, express routes 724 and X26 and night route N9.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heathrow Central railway station.|
- Train times and station information for Heathrow Central railway station from National Rail
- Transport for London (March 2008). "Central London to Heathrow" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2008. – transport map for Heathrow showing Underground, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect rail, and the N9 night bus
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|London Paddington||Great Western Railway
|Heathrow Terminal 5|
|Hayes & Harlington
Paddington - Heathrow Terminal 4
|Heathrow Terminal 4|
|Preceding station||Crossrail||Following station|
towards Heathrow Airport
towards Abbey Wood
towards Heathrow Airport