Passengers that normally use the Tube for getting to/from London Heathrow need to find an alternate form of transportation this weekend when the Piccadilly line between the airport and Hammersmith is closed for refurbishment.
TfL will provide coaches between Hammersmith station and the airport terminals 2&3 and 5. Passengers going to terminal 4 need to use coaches from other terminals.
You can access TfL’s page for announcement here.
Here’s the announcement from TfL:
Travelling to or from Heathrow Airport
Allow extra time for your journey, especially if you are flying out of Heathrow Airport.
Taking luggage or buggies to the airport
Take the District, Piccadilly, Circle or Hammersmith & City lines to Hammersmith
Non-stop coaches are running between Hammersmith and Heathrow Airport via the motorway every 3-8 minutes. There are porters and lifts at Hammersmith and Heathrow and extra space for luggage and buggies:
- Between Terminal 5 and Hammersmith: follow green signs for coach B
- Between Terminal 2/3 and Hammersmith: follow orange signs for coach C
- During Night Tube, follow purple signs for all-stations bus A (which is wheelchair accessible)
For Terminal 4: go to Terminals 2/3 and use the free train or bus transfer services
Coaches are not wheelchair-accessible
I tend to use both the Piccadilly line and Uber to/from London Heathrow depending on the time of the day, my origin/destination or how fatigued I am. The tube price is certainly right but not often the most comfortable ride.
Passengers getting to or from London Heathrow this bank holiday weekend should factor in some extra time and make alternate plans if required.