Heathrow Terminal 5 station
Heathrow Express train about to depart from Platform 3
Location of Heathrow Terminal 5 in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Hillingdon|
|Managed by||Heathrow Express|
|Owner||Heathrow Airport Holdings|
|Number of platforms||4 (6 total)|
|Fare zone||6 (London Underground services only)|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|27 March 2008||Station opened|
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Heathrow Terminal 5 station is a shared railway station at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 which was opened on 27 March 2008. It was designed by architects HOK International in conjunction with Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners.
The station is staffed by Heathrow Express staff unlike the underground stations at Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3. 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.
Until 2012, free transfer was not possible between terminals via the Underground, in contrast to the Heathrow Express. In January 2012, free travel was introduced for Oystercard 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.
The Terminal 5 station is served by the following rail services:
- Piccadilly line: half the trains on the Heathrow branch terminate here, via Hatton Cross and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3. The other half run via Hatton Cross, Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3, and back to Hatton Cross.
- Heathrow Express: terminates here. This service replaced the Express service to Terminal 4, which instead became the terminus for Heathrow Connect.
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. This proposed link starting from near the existing Staines railway station is called Heathrow Airtrack and would offer half-hourly services to London Waterloo, Reading, Woking and Guildford. BAA have published as part of the Airtrack consultation that they also want to extend the Heathrow Express to a new platform at Staines railway station. The plans originally included the rebuilding of Staines High Street railway station but, due to local opposition and passenger projections, the station has been dropped.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heathrow Terminal 5 station.|
Entrance to Underground side of station looking from inside ticket barriers.
|Heathrow area rail services|
- "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- "Heathrow Airport T5: London Architecture", e-architect, 2008. Link accessed 2008-05-05.
- Transport for London (March 2008). "Central London to Heathrow" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-22.[dead link] - transport map for Heathrow showing Underground, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect rail, and the N9 night bus
- "Heathrow Airtrack". BAA. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- "Second Heathrow Airtrack Consultation". London Reconnections. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
Paddington - Heathrow