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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Common Infrastructure is the term applied when service providers or users of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) share the systems used to distribute electronic communication signals and services in the terminal or around the airport.


The concept of common infrastructure has been developed at Heathrow (other airports and similarly complex environments) over a number of years. It is enabled by technology convergence and driven by common requirements with the aim of reducing costs, minimising complexities and maximising flexibility.

This was ratified by the AOC Shared Systems Board (September 2010) and approved by the AOC Executive (October 2010).

The agreed strategy is to adopt common infrastructure across Heathrow but rather than do this retrospectively, the programme will be developed in line with deep refurbishment of existing facilities and any new ones. For example WLAN has already been deployed across the majority of areas.

The key components of the strategy are:

A. All deep refurbished facilities will have at least:

  • Common passive infrastructure.
  • Common Wireless LAN infrastructure.
  • Common mobile and radio infrastructure.

B. All new-build facilities will be as above, plus

  • Common shared ICT communications rooms.

In summary, the benefits of adopting a common infrastructure are as follows:

  • Technically more efficient. Commercially beneficial to all those using the shared system.
  • Ensures the most effective use of the radio spectrum for most wireless communication technologies, particularly wireless LAN.
  • Facilitates smoother relocations by simplified configurations.
  • Reduces the amount of duplicated infrastructure within a building.
  • Reduces the overall energy consumption of the terminal’s infrastructure in line with HAL’s sustainability agenda.
  • Rationalisation of service providers will expedite construction projects and reduce costs.
  • Will ease programming issues for HAL and tenants.
  • Provides improved access control to HAL property thus reducing the risk of damage.
  • Enables easier compliance with health and safety legislation.