- Heathrow Terminal 5 station
Heathrow Terminal 5 station is a shared railway station at
London's Heathrow Airport, and opened on March 27 2008. Designed by architects HOK International in conjunction with Rogers, Stirk, Harbour & Partners, the station is staffed by Heathrow Expressand ICTSstaff unlike the underground stations at Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminals 1-3.
Although situated underground, parts of its roofing are made of
translucent ETFE laminatepanels, allowing natural daylight to flood down both ends of all six platforms. [ [http://www.e-architect.co.uk/london/heathrow_airport_t5.htm "Heathrow Airport T5: London Architecture"] , "e-architect", 2008. Link accessed 2008-05-05.]
The Terminal 5 station is served by the following rail services [cite web
url = http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/heathrow/pdf/heathrow-central-london-map.pdf
title = Central London to Heathrow
author = Transport for London
date = March 2008
format=PDF - transport map for Heathrow showing Underground, Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect rail, and the N9 night bus] :
Piccadilly Line: half the trains on the Heathrow branch terminate here, via Hatton Cross and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3. The other half run via Hatton Cross, Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3, and back to Hatton Cross.
Heathrow Express: terminates here. This service replaced the Express service to Terminal 4, which instead became the terminus for Heathrow Connect.
In addition to the above rail links, the T5 Rail Station also has two safeguarded "heavy rail" platforms for use by a west-facing connection to the
National Railnetwork. This proposed link via a new station at Staines High Street is called Heathrow Airtrackand would offer half-hourly services to London Waterloo, Reading, Wokingand Guildford. BAA have published as part of the Airtrack consultation that they also want to extend the Heathrow Express to a new platform at Staines railway station.
* [http://airtrack.org/home.htm Proposed AirTrack Rail Link]
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