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Western Rail Link to Heathrow

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 should be operational by 2030.

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