Heathrow Connect -> TfL Rail

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Heathrow Connect -> TfL Rail

Post by michael_churchill » 04 May 2018, 14:13

I was checking the "Track closures 6 months ahead" PDF for things that might affect the last Random 15 round (nothing on the entire network Saturday 2 June - yay! - quite a lot on Sunday 3) when I noticed something...

As you probably know, Heathrow Connect (not Express) is being rebranded TfL Rail soon before becoming part of the Lizzy Line in December. That must be happening on or before Sunday 20 May because there's an entry in "Track Closures" for Tfl Rail - Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 4 until 0830.

I wonder if they'll bring out a new tube map with it added, or will they just wait until December?

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Re: Heathrow Connect -> TfL Rail

Post by Nigel » 04 May 2018, 16:48

TfL Rail takes over from Heathrow Connect on 20 May, from when Oyster will be valid to Heathrow. I will be able to use these services for free with my 60+ Oyster Card, adding three more stations for anyone who wishes to repeat my 60+ Card Challenge.

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Re: Heathrow Connect -> TfL Rail

Post by RJSRdg » 04 May 2018, 21:55

Two consecutive R15s with no track closures! Unheard of!
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Re: Heathrow Connect -> TfL Rail

Post by michael_churchill » 08 May 2018, 09:33

So, it's on the 20th. I did wonder if the fairly short "closure" was just to allow for the changeover.

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