Thursday, November 10, 2005

One down, one to go

Hurrah! BAA want to demolish Heathrow Terminal Two. Good riddance to it I say. It's a horrible, tiny, smelly nasty place. Now if they could just get rid of terminal 4 as well, it would make my decade.

Can any of my readers confirm that terminal 4 wasn't originally designed as a passenger terminal? It would explain a lot of things but I don't know if it's just an urban myth.


Ed Brill said...

Never seen anything that makes that claim about T4...some quick internet searches don't even yield the urban legend. It wouldn't make sense, really, given T4's relative newness, but stranger things have happened.

I flew out of T4 on Sunday for the first time in a long time. I found it to be less cavernous than it used to be; when I first started passing through there, it felt more like a warehouse. But other than the long walk down the jetway, and the fact that the Tube isn't running there right now (how could it need rennovation after <20 years?), I didn't find it uncomfortable.

Richard Brown said...

The rumour I heard was that they first got permission to build a cargo terminal and then turned it into a passenger terminal at a later stage in the project (the idea being to get it built quicker and without having to wait for drawn-out planning approvals in advance, etc, etc).

As for the Tube.... I don't think it's closed for renovation. I believe they're doing work to extend it to Terminal 5 and can only do this if they close the T4 part of the loop.