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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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Unbuilt London: Heathrow Airport’s High-Speed Monorail

Back when London was surrounded by more green and had just one airport, a radical scheme was cooked up for a high-speed monorail linking city to airport. And not just any monorail -- these "trains" could also run on roads!