Slough moves into covid tier 2

The change will come into force at 00:01 Saturday 24 October. Find out more details about Slough going into tier 2 and what it means.

Please go to our coronavirus pages for the latest guidance, how services are affected, and what help is available.

Western Rail Link to Heathrow

Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) map.

Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) is a new direct rail link between Reading, Slough and Heathrow via Maidenhead and Twyford alternately. It will reduce the journey time between Slough and Heathrow to just seven minutes and offer four trains per hour in each direction, greatly benefitting passengers and the local economy.

The short 5.5km rail link will leave the Great Western Mainline between Langley and Iver before entering a new tunnel to join the existing rail line at Heathrow Terminal 5.

We are working closely with Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVB LEP), and industry partners, through the WRLtH Stakeholder Steering Group, to promote the scheme and support the delivery of the rail link which will be operational by early 2024.

The Network Rail website has more details on the Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) project.