Heathrow - Latest news, articles and photos

Heathrow - Latest news, articles and photos

Demolished mansion house’s cellars in Cranford Park to open to the public

A series of huge vaulted cellars under a demolished mansion house just to the north of Heathrow Airport are to be opened up to the public as part of plans to improve the parklands around them.

Heathrow’s Victorian era prison cell

Long before Heathrow was runways and hotels, it offered accommodation of a very different sort – an overnight prison cell right in the centre of the village.

New Crossrail / Elizabeth line tube map released

A new map showing the route for the Elizabeth line (nee Crossrail) has been released as TfL also announces an increase in the number of off-peak services that it will be offering.

Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland

A large plot of farmland near Heathrow Airport is to be turned into a vast subterranean city, with a public park on the top.

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.

Unused station platforms could be opened for Heathrow rail link

Two unused platforms at an underground station could come into use, if a proposed new rail link to Heathrow Airport is approved.

Photos from Crossrail’s huge Stockley flyover

While much of the Crossrail works are understandably focused on the tunnels under London, there are some significant upgrades being carried out on existing railways as well — such as the Stockley Flyover in west London.

Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train

Early this morning, some 50 people were evacuated from a Heathrow Express train that had broken down and got stuck in the tunnel near the airport. It was in fact a practice trial to test safety procedures, and the passengers

This Saturday — test Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal Building

As the new Terminal 2 prepares to open later this year, they have been carrying out tests with members of the general public pretending to be a passenger.

Open Days Announced for the “Middlesex Cathedral”

Open rarely during the summer months over the past couple of years, what was once coined the Middlesex Cathedral is open even fewer days this year, and those dates have been announced.

Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

The Transport Museum is running another of their occasional vintage tube train trips next month, and managed to secure access down to Heathrow Airport again.

A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system

Due to the tendency for planes to want to land at them, airports have one very distinguishing feature. Not the runways and radar – but the lack of tall buildings. As a result they can often swallow up vast amounts

The year that you could catch a Helicopter from Waterloo Station

In the days before the¬†Piccadilly Line reached Heathrow Airport how would a person of means in Central London get to the airport if they didn’t want to use the roads? Why, they could fly of course – and from just

Aircraft over London at night

Living in Docklands, I can lie in bed and watch planes going to/from City Airport, and if working in the living room watch planes heading towards Heathrow. So, I was quite interested to see that the chaps (and chapesses) over

A380 starts regular flights to Heathrow

Reading in The Times today that the Airbus A380 is going to make its first commercial flight in and out of Heathrow on the afternoon of March 18th. Will I run over with my camera? You bet ya! Now, do

London Eye – Traffic Lights

Got back from lunch and noticed from the living room window that the London Eye is is randomly lighting up the passenger pods. As planes fly almost in a direct line over the London Eye when coming in to land

A morning at Heathrow Terminal 5

I spent the morning pretending to be a passenger at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 so that they can test their services with “live people”. Today was apparently their first big test, with some 2,000 members of the public turning up to