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Heathrow Express

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Heathrow Express

Hi, looking for some info on Heathrow Express. Is this train over-ground or under-ground.I cannot travel on underground because of my fear of enclosed spaces.Also any suggestions fro nice coffee shops do stop off in Oxford St when one needs a break from shopping.

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1. Re: Heathrow Express

The train goes underground at Heathrow Airport, the stations at Heathrow are deep underground with lifts/escalators to the surface

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2. Re: Heathrow Express

You should also be aware that all vehicle traffic to/from Terminals 1,2,3 go through a long tunnel.

It takes about 20-30 seconds to drive through it.

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I know this probably sounds funny but is it underground for a long time.

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4. Re: Heathrow Express

The Heathrow Express is only underground for a short time, obviously it has to go under the main runway, and then the M4 motorway, emerging at Stockley Park. From there on it links to the overground rail network. The entire journey to Paddington from Heathrow central is 15 minutes - so I guess it is only underground for less than 5 minutes

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5. Re: Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express trains are 'normal' size trains, so relatively spacious. (Though they do get crowded in peak periods). The platforms at Heathrow, though underground, are reasonably high ceiling - they don't feel claustrophobic in the way that some of London's tube stations do.

If that still puts you off - Cityjet fly from Dublin to London City. The DLR service from there is overground, and if you make your final destination on the DLR Tower Gateway you will stay overground.

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6. Re: Heathrow Express

If you fly BA and travel to Terminal 5, the underground section is a little longer and includes a stop of a couple of minutes at the (underground) T1/2/3 station.

As others have said, the trains and stations feel very spacious, but the route is very much underground for the last few minutes, longer for T5.

Keep in mind that much of the Piccadilly line which also goes to Heathrow is above ground, although the trains are narrower than the Heathrow Express.

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7. Re: Heathrow Express

Thank you all so much for the info.It may seem silly but it can be a real problem.

Thanks again

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