The Tube To Heathrow Airport Is Closed This Weekend

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Just a quick heads-up that if you were planning on using the London Underground to get to/from Heathrow Airport this Bank Holiday weekend, you’re going to need to adjust your plans.

There are “(N)o Piccadilly line trains between Hammersmith and Heathrow / Uxbridge from around midnight on Friday night / Saturday morning and all day Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. A reduced service will run with trains about every 4 minutes on the rest of the line. Some trains will terminate at Green Park.

Travelling to or from Heathrow Airport

Allow extra time for your journey, especially if you are flying out of Heathrow Airport.

Taking luggage or buggies to the airport

  • Take the District, Piccadilly, Circle or Hammersmith & City lines to Hammersmith
  • Non-stop coaches are running between Hammersmith and Heathrow Airport via the motorway every 3-8 minutes. There are porters and lifts at Hammersmith and Heathrow and extra space for luggage and buggies:
    • Between Terminal 5 and Hammersmith: follow green signs for coach B
    • Between Terminal 2/3 and Hammersmith: follow orange signs for coach C
    • During Night Tube, follow purple signs for all-stations bus A (which is wheelchair accessible)
  • For Terminal 4: go to Terminals 2/3 and use the free train or bus transfer services
  • Coaches are not wheelchair-accessible”

You can check out the full announcement from Transport For London here and a map showing the full list of replacement options here.

Bottom line

I normally use the Tube when travelling to/from Heathrow Airport and usually don’t mind it at all. Disruption like this is never ideal when you’re travelling, but at least there was advance warning and alternative arrangements are in place.

That said, if I had an early flight or was likely to be in a rush, I think I’d use a different method of transport this weekend, regardless of the cost.

What would you do?

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