Heathrow Central railway station

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"Heathrow Central" redirects here. For the Piccadilly line station that opened as "Heathrow Central", see Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 tube station. For the similarly-named bus station, see Heathrow Airport Central bus station.
Heathrow Central National Rail
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Heathrow Central is located in Greater London
Heathrow Central
Heathrow Central
Location of Heathrow Central in Greater London
Location Heathrow Airport
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by Heathrow Express
Owner Heathrow Airport Holdings
Station code HXX
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 6 (no zonal fare services)
Key dates
1999 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°28′16″N 0°27′14″W / 51.471°N 0.454°W / 51.471; -0.454

Heathrow Central is a railway station located in London Heathrow Airport. It was formerly known as Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the station signage has the subtitle Terminals 1, 2 & 3.

The station is served by Heathrow Express, normally running every 15 minutes and Heathrow Connect services, running half-hourly. The former run non-stop to Paddington, whilst the latter stop at most intermediate stations. Heathrow Express also run a shuttle service from Heathrow Central to Terminal 4 to provide four trains an hour between these stations (a handful of weekday and most Sunday services are operated by Heathrow Connect).

Transport for London Travelcards are not valid on services from the station. Passengers transferring between any of the terminals at Heathrow may use the trains free of charge.

With the opening of Terminal 5 on 27 March 2008, Heathrow Express services now only run to Heathrow Terminal 5, with the Heathrow Express 'shuttle' or Heathrow Connect services serving Terminal 4.


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Paddington   Heathrow Express
Paddington - Heathrow
  Heathrow Terminal 5
Terminus   Heathrow Express
'Heathrow Shuttle'
  Heathrow Terminal 4
Hayes & Harlington   Heathrow Connect
Paddington - Heathrow
  Heathrow Terminal 4
(Early morning, late evening and
Sunday services)
Heathrow area rail services
Crossrail Crossrail
London Underground Circle LineHammersmith & City Line | Bakerloo LineCircle LineDistrict Line
enlarge… London Paddington National Rail London Underground
Heathrow Connect
Heathrow Express
Central Line Central and District Line District lines
Ealing Broadway National Rail London Underground
West Ealing National Rail
Hanwell National Rail
Southall National Rail
Hayes & Harlington National Rail
Piccadilly Line Piccadilly line
Airport Junction
Great Western Main Line
to Slough and Reading
Hatton Cross London Underground
Heathrow Junction closed 1998
London Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport
Terminal 4(London Underground) Airport interchange
Terminal 4(
Shuttle from
Heathrow C.
) Airport interchange
Terminals 1,2,3 London Underground Bus interchange Airport interchange
Heathrow Central Bus interchange Airport interchange
Terminal 5 London Underground Bus interchange Airport interchange


Crossrail is planned to serve the station from 2018.[1]

Future Development (long-term)
Preceding station   Crossrail roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Line 1
towards Abbey Wood or Shenfield


London Buses Routes 105, 111, 140, 285, A10, U3, Express Routes 724 and X26 and Night Route N9 and Non London Bus Routes 75, 76, 441, 555, 740, A30, A40 serve the station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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