Mon 30 June 2014, 4:06 pm
The cusp of Crossrail's arrival is just one factor making the town a west London magnet for investment.
The borough is served by three Tube lines (Central, Metropolitan and Piccadilly) on the London Underground network and a Crossrail station is planned for Hayes and Harlington, with a direct connection to Heathrow.
London's strategic road network including the nearby M4, A40, A312, M40 and M25 provide efficient transport links into Hillingdon.
Crossrail will run from late 2019, bringing the benefit of even better connections, slashing journey times to central London – the current 55-minute run from Heathrow to Liverpool Street will take just 35 minutes. With capacity for 1,500 passengers per train, 200 million people are expected to use the service each year. Both West Drayton and Hayes and Harlington stations will be Crossrail stops
Three underground lines run through the borough – Central, Piccadilly and Metropolitan – which is approximately 30 minutes from central London, convenient for meetings in the City or West End. For appointments elsewhere, First Great Western runs trains direct to Reading and Oxford and onwards to Cardiff, Bristol and Plymouth.
Heathrow provides access to international markets. Terminal 2 (T2), the £2.5 billion development named The Queen’s Terminal, is to be opened in June by the Queen herself. Designed by luis vidal + architects, internationally renowned for ambitious work on airports and commitment to economic, social and environmental responsibility, the project has taken five years to complete.
Underground trains to Central London:
Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3 35minutes to Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly Line)
Uxbridge 55minutes to Liverpool Street (Metropolitan Lines)
Northolt 31minutes to Tottenham Court Road (Central Line)
Hounslow West 39minutes to Victoria (Piccadilly Line)
Flights from London Heathrow:
Paris 1 hour 10 mins
Madrid 2 hours 15 minutes
Dubai 6 hours 45 minutes
New York 7 hours 10 minutes
Tokyo 12 hours 26 minutes
Sydney 21 hours 39 minutes
Crossrail from Hayes & Harlington, 2019
Southall 3 minutes
Heathrow Central 6 minutes
Ealing Browadway 8 minutes
Slough 11 minutes
Heathrow Terminal 4 12 minutes
Paddington 18 minutes
Bond Street 21 minutes
Maidenhead 23 minutes
Tottenham Court Road 23 minutes
Farringdon 25 minutes
Liverpool Street 27 minutes
Whitechapel 31 minutes
Canary Wharf 35 minutes
Stratford 36 minutes
Woolwich 42 minutes