USS stands for underground secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/
This station was open in 1977. I visited this station on 30.10’2017.
A small airfield was build here in 1929, and then there was a plan to build a military airport, but due to end of the World War II, UK government decided changed their mind and redesign to be a civil airport that was opened as London Airport in 1946 and was renamed Heathrow Airport in 1966. Tube started to arrived here 31 years later.
Any interesting historical events and Trivia
- This is only place on the London Underground when you can travel for free (Travel between terminals is free).
- Heathrow is usually in top 5 busiest airport in the world regarding passenger traffic and cargo.
- Despite Terminal 1 was closed in 2015 ( According to a few taxi drivers gossip due to cock up with the design of new Terminal 2 but I didn’t find any resource to prove that) and removed from TfL map. Piccadilly line still going to “Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3.”
- If you travel to Terminal 2 or 3 (it is faster to use a train that terminates on Terminal 5 (1,2,3 & 5). Trains that go through terminal 4 usually stop there for few minutes so it will be faster if you use 1,2,3 and 5.
- Terminal 4 station is the only station that has one-way train service.
Airport, as you can expect is full of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants but all of them are chains and they only difference is .. they are more expensive. Nothing unique can be found there. If you are here is because you are happy to go somewhere or sad because of you back from somewhere.
Note: All resources I used to gather knowledge I will keep on the introduction page (https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/)