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Heathrow Terminal 5 is a shared railway and London Underground station serving London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. The station serves as a terminus for the Heathrow Express services to Paddington in central London, and for Piccadilly line services towards Cockfosters. The station is staffed entirely by Heathrow Express staff, unlike the other underground stations serving Terminal 4 and Terminals 2 & 3.

Heathrow Terminal 5 London Underground National Rail
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Heathrow Express train about to depart from Platform 3
Heathrow Terminal 5 is located in Greater London
Heathrow Terminal 5
Heathrow Terminal 5
Location of Heathrow Terminal 5 in Greater London
LocationHeathrow Terminal 5
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byGreat Western Railway
OwnerHeathrow Airport Holdings
Station codeHWV
Number of platforms4 (6 total)
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone6 (London Underground services only)
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 4.05 million[2]
2014Increase 4.22 million[2]
2015Increase 3.90 million[2]
2016Increase 4.45 million[2]
2017Increase 4.53 million[2]
Railway companies
Original companyHeathrow Airport Holdings
Key dates
27 March 2008Station opened
Other information
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WGS8451°28′20″N 0°29′17″W / 51.4723°N 0.488°W / 51.4723; -0.488Coordinates: 51°28′20″N 0°29′17″W / 51.4723°N 0.488°W / 51.4723; -0.488
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The London Underground section of the station is situated in Travelcard Zone 6; it is the westernmost below-ground station on the London Underground network.

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HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 27 March 2008. It was designed by architects HOK International in conjunction with Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners. Although situated underground, parts of the station's roofing are made of translucent ETFE laminate panels, allowing natural daylight to flood down both ends of all six platforms.[3] It is the only station at Heathrow Airport where both the Piccadilly line and Heathrow Express services share the same station.

ServicesEdit

The Terminal 5 station is served by the following rail services:[4]

Free intra-terminal transfersEdit

Until 2012, free transfer was not possible between terminals via the Underground, unlike on the Heathrow Express. In January 2012, free travel was introduced for Oyster card and contactless payment card holders between the Heathrow stations on the Piccadilly line. Journeys from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 via the Piccadilly line require a change at Hatton Cross; this journey is free, despite Hatton Cross not being part of the free travel zone.

Future linksEdit

 
The proposed Western Rail Approach to Heathrow

From 2019, Heathrow Terminal 5 will be served by the Elizabeth Line, as part of the Crossrail project.[5]

Network Rail has put forward a proposal for a Western Rail Approach to Heathrow, a short spur of track in tunnel which would run from a junction east of Langley to Terminal 5 station. This would permit Great Western Main Line trains to run directly from Slough and Reading into Heathrow, without the need to change at Paddington. The proposal is currently at consultation stage and remains unconfirmed.[6]

In addition to the above rail links, the T5 Rail Station also has two safeguarded "heavy rail" platforms for use by a west-facing connection to the National Rail network. The south-leaning proposal would spur off the WSW line from London west of Staines railway station (originally dubbed Heathrow Airtrack, with a newer proposal named Heathrow Southern Railway). It proposes direct rail services to London Waterloo, Reading, Woking, Guildford and London Gatwick Airport.[7] Due to the cost of replacing three level crossings, one in a very urban part of Egham, the proposals are currently unfunded.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses Routes 350, 423, 482, 490 and Night Route N9 serve the station.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. January 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Heathrow Airport T5: London Architecture", e-architect, 2008. Link accessed 2008-05-05.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "Heathrow - New agreement to boost Heathrow rail services". Heathrow Media Centre. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Heathrow rail link -". Network Rail. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Heathrow Airtrack". BAA. Retrieved 6 January 2010.

External linksEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
TerminusPiccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  National Rail
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Heathrow Express
  Heathrow Central
  Future development  
Preceding station       Crossrail   Following station
TerminusCrossrail
Elizabeth line
towards Abbey Wood