Significantly, between now and 2032, a raft of improvements including Crossrail, Western Rail Access, HS2 access via Old Oak Common and Southern Rail Access will be delivered to make it easier and quicker to get to Heathrow by rail.
Heathrow is already the UK’s best connected airport by road, rail and air – an expanded Heathrow will be even stronger at the heart of the UK’s transport network.
When are these improvements planned?
Crossrail: The full opening of Crossrail in 2019 will bring the heart of London’s financial district and much of East London within a 60 minute catchment area for Heathrow.
HS2: By 2032, Heathrow will be connected to the High Speed Rail network via a new passenger interchange at Old Oak Common providing fast access to the Midlands and improved connectivity to Northern England and Scotland.
Southern Rail access: This project will improve connectivity between Heathrow and South London, Surrey, Hampshire and the South Coast.
Western Rail access: Providing fast direct access to Heathrow by 2021 for passengers from Slough, Reading and the Thames Valley and further improve journey times to the South West and South Wales.
Piccadilly Line upgrades: Will deliver improved frequency and faster journey times.
Direct and faster journeys to London
Heathrow offers flexibility, reliability and choice for passengers to and from London with a range of alternatives in times of disruption. There will be fast and direct public transport connections to Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Clapham Junction, Waterloo, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf with a single interchange to Victoria and Euston. Heathrow will offer the best connectivity of any London airport to London’s major transport nodes.
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