Rail disruption - 4 & 8 October 2023

Due to planned industrial action and engineering works, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London on Wednesday 4 and Sunday 8 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line services


Please note, the London Underground (Tube) strikes that would have affected the Piccadilly line on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 October 2023 have now been suspended, and the Piccadilly line will be running as normal throughout this period. 


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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  • Heathrow donates thousands of face masks and liquid security bags to local NHS teams to help in the fight against COVID-19.
  • The airport has reached out to other local frontline organisations to offer further donations, recognising the ongoing need for key health workers across the UK to have access to specific PPE.

Heathrow Airport has donated 5,000 FFP3 face masks to NHS heroes at Ashford and St Peters Hospital, as the country continues its fight against COVID-19. The airport is reaching out to local frontline organisations to offer the stock of FFP3 masks and liquid security bags no longer needed following unprecedented declines in passenger numbers. Sixty thousand liquid bags have also been delivered to NHS teams at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust so they can safely & easily store critical supplies within clinical areas. 

Heathrow is working closely with Public Health England to ensure the airport continues safe operations for repatriation and cargo flights carrying Brits returning home and frontline medical equipment. Last week a record-breaking 674 cargo-only flights arrived at the airport carrying some of these vital supplies and 41 repatriations flights are expected this week.

Associate Director of Procurement, Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Alex Williams said:

“The generosity of businesses from our community has been truly amazing, we are very grateful for the donation of FFP3 masks given to support our staff. These masks are key items of PPE, used 24 hours a day by our doctors and nurses treating patients in intensive care. 

The security that comes from knowing that we have a good stock of these masks on site, thanks to this generous donation, will boost morale across our hospitals and directly help in the fight against COVID-19.

Alex Williams , Associate Director of Procurement , Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals


Head of Emergency Planning & Resilience, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, James Mason said:

“I would like to thank Heathrow on behalf of the Trust for their support in donating liquid bags to Watford General Hospital. These bags will be used to ensure our staff are able to safely store clinical supplies within our wards and departments and continue to provide high quality care to our patients.”

Heathrow’s very own frontline heroes continue to help passengers and precious cargo make their essential journeys safely by following the guidelines of Public Health England, including social distancing, excellent hygiene and regular deep cleaning. Heathrow colleagues are also being offered face masks, protective screen barriers, hand sanitisers and regular briefings to ensure safety concerns are addressed immediately. 

Chief Operating Officer at Heathrow, Emma Gilthorpe said:

“In these unprecedented times we have a responsibility as a major employer in the local community to step up and do our bit where we can. This extends outside of our boundary fence and donating surplus supplies that are useful to our local hospitals is part of this. 

I am delighted that our masks and liquid bags can help our NHS heroes on the frontline. Heathrow remains open as continued efforts assist the repatriation of British citizens whilst welcoming vital medical supplies for the NHS.

Emma Gilthorpe , Chief Operating Officer , Heathrow