Heathrow Terminal 5 station
|Heathrow Terminal 5|
Heathrow Express train about to depart from Platform 3
Location of Heathrow Terminal 5 in Greater London
|Location||Heathrow Terminal 5|
|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|
|Original company||Heathrow Airport Holdings|
|27 March 2008||Station opened|
|Lists of stations|
Heathrow Terminal 5 station 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.
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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.
|Heathrow area rail services|
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 2 & 3. The other half do not serve Heathrow Terminal 5, running instead via the loop to service Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, before returning eastbound.
- Heathrow Express to/from Paddington Station terminate here.
Free intra-terminal transfers
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 Oyster 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.
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 (to be dubbed Heathrow Airtrack). It proposes direct rail services to London Waterloo, Reading, Woking, Guildford and London Gatwick Airport. Due to the cost of replacing three level crossings, one in a very urban part of Egham, the proposals are currently unfunded. A second proposal is costlier but more direct to the west to link to the bulk of Brunel's Great Western railway, avoiding the dis-economy of transit via either of the current interchanges: the Heathrow Connect suburban stop of Hayes and Harlington or more commonly via the Heathrow Express service to the terminus, Paddington both in the east and is also currently unfunded.
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- Transport for London (March 2008). "Central London to Heathrow" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-22. - transport map for Heathrow showing Underground, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect rail, and the N9 night bus Archived 8 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Heathrow Airtrack". BAA. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- "Second Heathrow Airtrack Consultation". London Reconnections. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
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|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
Paddington - Heathrow