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Heathrow Airport scrapping free local bus services
Heathrow Airport scrapping free local bus services

Heathrow Airport scrapping free local bus services

Buses that ply the streets around Heathrow Aiport, connecting passengers and staff to the airport will cease to be free of charge from this weekend.

Jun
08
2021
Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold
Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold

Heathrow Airport’s western rail link put on hold

Plans for a western rail link to Heathrow Aiport have been paused by Network Rail.

Apr
08
2021
Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years
Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Heathrow rail extension pushed back by several years

Plans to build a western rail link to Heathrow Airport have been delayed by several years due to the current financial situation.

Dec
14
2020
Tickets Alert: Dinner and special tours of a Jumbo Jet
Tickets Alert: Dinner and special tours of a Jumbo Jet

Tickets Alert: Dinner and special tours of a Jumbo Jet

This coming Saturday (12th Dec), there will be a rather strange dining event - dinner on a Jumbo Jet.

Dec
05
2020
MPs debate improving southern rail links to Heathrow Airport
MPs debate improving southern rail links to Heathrow Airport

MPs debate improving southern rail links to Heathrow Airport

A recent parliamentary debate on improving rail links to Heathrow Airport has agreed that such a rail link is a very good idea, but that it will need a lot more work to bring into existence.

Aug
05
2020
Crossrail trains cleared to use the Heathrow tunnel
Crossrail trains cleared to use the Heathrow tunnel

Crossrail trains cleared to use the Heathrow tunnel

Last month, a significant achievement took place on the Crossrail project, which is far more important than the headlines make it seem to be.

Jun
02
2020
Heathrow rail link funding uncertain
Heathrow rail link funding uncertain

Heathrow rail link funding uncertain

A planned rail link from Heathrow heading out towards Reading and beyond has an uncertain future due to a funding dispute.

Feb
25
2020
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport
Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

Take a trip in a vintage tube train to Heathrow airport

The London Underground's 1938 era art-deco tube train will be making one of its occasional outings in April.

Feb
14
2020
New rail link to Heathrow faces delays
New rail link to Heathrow faces delays

New rail link to Heathrow faces delays

Plans for a new southern rail link to Heathrow Airport are facing delays and might not come into operation until 2030.

Nov
21
2019
Bidders invited for new railway tunnel to Heathrow
Bidders invited for new railway tunnel to Heathrow

Bidders invited for new railway tunnel to Heathrow

Network Rail is to host a meeting for construction firms interested in a £900 million contract to build a new railway tunnel to Heathrow Airport.

Jun
27
2019
50 years ago – planes start flying between Heathrow and Gatwick
50 years ago – planes start flying between Heathrow and Gatwick

50 years ago – planes start flying between Heathrow and Gatwick

Two large important airports, but passengers landing at one might want to catch a flight at the other -- so how about a plane flight between the two?

Jun
25
2019
There’s a 155 million year old dinosaur inside Heathrow Airport
There’s a 155 million year old dinosaur inside Heathrow Airport

There’s a 155 million year old dinosaur inside Heathrow Airport

If you go down to Heathrow today, you're sure of a big surprise -- because there's a 13 metre long dinosaur in a Terminal building.

Apr
03
2019
New Heathrow airport rail link gets public support
New Heathrow airport rail link gets public support

New Heathrow airport rail link gets public support

A consultation on a new rail link from the West into Heathrow airport has, unsurprisingly, gained support from the respondents.

Dec
15
2018
A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens
A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens

A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens

From early days with tents for terminal buildings, through to a glimpse at a possible future, a new display has opened, showing off a concise history of Heathrow Airport.

May
08
2018
New rail link to Heathrow from Reading consultation opens
New rail link to Heathrow from Reading consultation opens

New rail link to Heathrow from Reading consultation opens

A third and possibly final consultation is opening on plans to build a new rail link that will allow direct connections between Reading and Heathrow Airport.

May
04
2018
Unbuilt London: Heathrow’s rail links to central London
Unbuilt London: Heathrow’s rail links to central London

Unbuilt London: Heathrow’s rail links to central London

Although Heathrow Airport has a couple of railway links to central London, they weren't necessarily the ones that we could have ended up with.

Feb
25
2018
Heathrow Junction – London’s short-lived railway station
Heathrow Junction – London’s short-lived railway station

Heathrow Junction – London’s short-lived railway station

In our modern age, it's almost impossible to believe that a railway station could open in London, and close just six months later, but that is what happened, in January 1998.

Jan
19
2018
Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension
Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension

Photos from the construction of the Piccadilly line extension

We recently marked the 40th anniversary of the Piccadilly line extension to Heathrow Airport, so here are some photos of its construction.

Dec
22
2017
40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport
40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

40 years of Flying the Tube to Heathrow Airport

Forty years ago, a world first occurred, as the first ever underground rail link between an airport and a city opened -- and it was in London.

Dec
16
2017
Elizabeth line gets an extension to Heathrow Terminal 5
Elizabeth line gets an extension to Heathrow Terminal 5

Elizabeth line gets an extension to Heathrow Terminal 5

The future Elizabeth line, which was already due to call at Heathrow Airport's Terminals 2 and 4 from next May, is to add Terminal 5 to the list, but not until December 2019.

Jul
04
2017
Play with a real Boeing 737 flight simulator this weekend
Play with a real Boeing 737 flight simulator this weekend

Play with a real Boeing 737 flight simulator this weekend

A bit of a publicity thing, but there's a chance to fly a full scale Boeing 737 flight simulator this weekend - for free.

Apr
05
2017
The lost “Roman Camp” underneath Heathrow’s runway
The lost “Roman Camp” underneath Heathrow’s runway

The lost “Roman Camp” underneath Heathrow’s runway

Underneath one of Heathrow Airport's runways, the remains of a so-called Early Iron Age, British dwelling, known figuratively, if inaccurately as Caesar's Camp.

Mar
27
2017
The time when Routemaster buses came with luggage trailers
The time when Routemaster buses came with luggage trailers

The time when Routemaster buses came with luggage trailers

When airports were young, and terminal buildings younger, there was an experiment with airport terminals being built in the centre of London.

Oct
03
2016
Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail
Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail

Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail

Is it a plane? Is it a train? No, it's Railplace! Racing above the streets of London carrying passengers from city centre to airports, to Brighton, to Glasgow, all at unbelievable speeds.

Jun
19
2016