Elizabeth Line services will now serve Heathrow Terminal 5 as part of a new plan between the airport, Transport for London (TfL) and Department for Transport (DfT).
From 2019, at least 22 trains per hour, of which six will be on the Elizabeth Line, will connect central London with Heathrow up from the current rate of 18 per hour.
This means a train will depart to the airport from the centre of the capital on average every two-and-a-half minutes including two Elizabeth Line trains per hour to Terminal 5.
Heathrow has also confirmed that a joint feasibility study is underway to look into putting an additional two Elizabeth Line trains per hour to Terminal 5 delivering eight trains per hour to the airport.
Additionally, from May 2018, passengers will benefit from more convenient journeys by being able to use their Oyster or contactless card at the airport with the installation of new ticket readers at Heathrow.
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