Heathrow Plans New Rail Link

One of the most relaxing ways to get to the airport is to travel by train, so news that BAA is planning to build a new rail link to Heathrow airport will be welcomed by many travellers.

If BAA gets the go-ahead following public consultation, Heathrow Airtrack will provide a new rail link between Heathrow and Staines. The link will also give access to the National Rail network to the south west of the airport, including stations at London Waterloo, Guildford and Reading.

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More good news for passengers travelling to Heathrow by rail is that Heathrow Connect will run a direct service to Terminal 4 from March next year. Heathrow Connect links the airport with London Paddington station and also calls at Heathrow Central station for Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Travelling by rail to the airport saves the stress of driving on busy roads, particularly for travellers who have an early morning flight or who return late at night and want to avoid the risk of driving when tired.

As well as saving you stress, travelling to the airport by rail can also be surprisingly good value and save you money. Holiday Extras offers discounted rail travel to 8 UK airports, including Heathrow, providing savings of up to 20%. And kids up to 15 travel free with each paying adult.

Rail travel to the airport is becoming increasingly popular, a trend that is set to continue as new routes such as Heathrow Airtrack are started. Airports by Rail from Holiday Extras allows return tickets to the airport to be booked from any UK train station.

In addition to Heathrow, Airports by Rail offers best price rail travel to London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

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Nick Purdom

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