Rail disruption - 30 September & 1, 4, 6 October 2023

Due to planned engineering works and industrial action, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London between Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Piccadilly line services. The Elizabeth line will be operating as normal, and inter-terminal transfer services between all terminals will also be completed by these services.


Passengers should plan their journeys before travelling, and allow for additional time where necessary as services will be busier than normal.

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ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Our reports

View Heathrow's reports and submission documents to the Airports Commission on runway capacity.

Summary documents

Title Summary Link

Heathrow’s response to the National Connectivity Task Force

  • Heathrow's commitments to improving regional connectivity with expansion
  • Published 23 March 2015
The Promise of Heathrow
  • What Britain can expect from an additional runway at Heathrow
  • Published 18 September 2014
Taking Britain Further - Summary
  • Heathrow's revised north-west runway plan submitted to the Airports Commission
  • Published 13 May 2014
A New Approach (Summary)
  • Heathrow's options for connecting the UK to growth
  • First published July 2013 and revised December 2013 following the Airports Commission interim report
Best Placed For Britain
  • Why Heathrow is best for Britain, its passengers and business
  • Published 2013
Heathrow – A National Asset
  • If Heathrow is given approval for expansion, we are committed to making sure the whole of the UK feels the benefit
  • Published 2014

Full submission documents

View the full submission document, including the two proposals that were not selected by the Airports Commission.

Title Summary Link
Long-term Hub Capacity Options In July 2013 we submitted our options for expansion at Heathrow to the Airports Commission. Download
North Western option map The original runway proposal, submitted to the Airports Commission in July 2013. Download
North Western option map (variation) A possible revised north-west runway proposal. Download
Taking Britain Further - Vol 1 Volume 1 of full technical specification submitted May  2014. Download
Taking Britain Further  - Vol 2 Volume 2 of full technical specification submitted May 2014 Download
Taking Britain Further - Vol 3 Volume 3 of full technical specification submitted May 2014. Download


Technical assessment

Heathrow has today published independent CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) analysis on the number of people affected by aircraft noise with a third runway. Using the Mayor of London’s preferred 55 dB Lden measure for noise at least 199,550, and potentially as many as 325,950 will be taken out of Heathrow’s noise footprint, according to the CAA forecast. The full analysis is available below.

00: Introduction to technical assessments
01: Air and ground noise assessment
02: Air quality assessment
03: Biodiversity assessment
04: Carbon footprint assessment
04b: Carbon emissions cruise
05: Water quality and hydro-ecology assessment
06: Assessment of flood risk
07: Sustainable drainage assessment
08: Landscape and visual impact assessment
09: Geo-environmental assessment
10: Resource efficiency

Discussion papers

As part of the process of examining the scale and timing of any requirement for additional capacity in the UK, the Airports Commission published a series of discussion papers on relevant aviation issues, such as passenger forecasting, noise and climate change. Heathrow submitted these responses.

Discussion paper 01: Demand forecasting
Discussion paper 02: Aviation connectivity and economy
Discussion paper 03: Aviation and climate change
Heathrow Airport - short and medium term proposals
Discussion paper 04: Airport operational models
Discussion paper 05: Aviation noise
Comments on published long term proposals
Comments on short and medium term proposals

Airports Commission discussion papers

View the original Airports Commission discussion papers of 2013 (external link)

Contact our Community Relations team if you would like to know more about Heathrow’s new runway proposals:

By telephone

To speak with a member of our team, call 0800 307 7996

By email

Email our Community Relations team

By post

Heathrow Community Relations The Compass Centre Nelson Road Hounslow, TW6 2GW


Local community information

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