Heathrow Express has revealed how it will rejig its services to accommodate T5
from next March. T4 will be removed from the express loop, with trains stopping
at Heathrow Central (T1, 2 and 3) before continuing directly on to the new
Services on the Heathrow Express will continue to
depart London Paddington every quarter of an hour, arriving at Heathrow Central
15 minutes later. It will then stop for one minute to drop off passengers before
a further seven-minute journey to T5, meaning the total journey time to the new
terminal will be approximately 23 minutes.
Heathrow Express passengers looking to get to T4
will have to disembark at Heathrow Central, and connect on to a free
inter-terminal service. This will effectively be the final leg of rival Heathrow
Connect’s service, as from next March its route will also be amended to go on to
T4 after Heathrow Central. This is the opposite of the current situation, as at
present Heathrow Connect passengers looking to get to T4 change at Heathrow
Central for a free connection with Heathrow Express.
T5 is due to open on March 27, 2008, with 30,000
staff and 16,000 volunteers putting the facility through its paces over the next
six months. For more information visit heathrowexpress.com, heathrowconnect.com. baa.com.
Report by Mark Caswell