Heathrow Terminal 4 tube station

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Heathrow Terminal 4 London Underground
Heathrow Terminal 4 tube entrance.JPG
Entrance from terminal
Heathrow Terminal 4 is located in Greater London
Heathrow Terminal 4
Heathrow Terminal 4
Location of Heathrow Terminal 4 in Greater London
Location Heathrow Airport
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 1
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 2.14 million[2]
2011 Increase 2.46 million[2]
2012 Decrease 2.44 million[2]
2013 Decrease 2.43 million[2]
Key dates
1986 Opened
2005 Temporary closure
2006 Reopened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°27′32″N 0°26′46″W / 51.459°N 0.446°W / 51.459; -0.446

Heathrow Terminal 4 is a London Underground station at Heathrow Airport on the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line. The station is situated in Travelcard Zone 6.

The station opened on 12 April 1986 to serve the then recently opened Heathrow Terminal 4. It is situated on a unidirectional loop tunnel which was constructed between the existing Hatton Cross and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 stations. The station is one of the few on the London Underground to have only one platform, and is the only one with one-way train service. It is adjacent to Heathrow Terminal 4 railway station used by mainline Heathrow Express railway services.

In-service routing took trains from Hatton Cross to Terminal 4 then Terminals 1, 2, 3 and back to Hatton Cross. On 7 January 2005, both the loop track and the station were closed temporarily in order to allow the construction of a new rail junction to link to the new Heathrow Terminal 5 station. All trains reverted to using the original westbound track from Hatton Cross direct to Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 which was used prior to the opening of Heathrow Terminal 4. For passengers travelling to or from Heathrow Terminal 4, a shuttle bus was provided from Hatton Cross tube station. This situation continued until 17 September 2006 when the loop line and station were reopened following completion of the construction, and with new security and customer announcement technologies in place at the station.

Now that the new Heathrow Terminal 5 station has opened, the service pattern is that every other train arriving at Hatton Cross will run via the Heathrow Terminal 4 loop, whilst the alternate trains will run direct to Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 and then continue down the new branch directly to Heathrow Terminal 5.

Until 2012, free transfer was not possible between terminals, in contrast to the Heathrow Express. In January 2012, free travel was introduced for Oyster card holders between the Heathrow stations on the Piccadilly line. Journeys from Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 or Heathrow Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 via the Piccadilly line require a change at Hatton Cross, which is not part of the free travel area.


London Buses Routes 203, 482 and 490 serve the station.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 

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Terminus Piccadilly line
(via T4 loop)
towards Cockfosters
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