More Magnificent Maps (Well, One More)
Heathrow Area Bus Diagram
Even to fbb, who liked to think he can understand bus maps, it degerates into a hyper muddle, especially between Terminals 2/3 and 5.
What’s more (what’s less?) it is out of date.
Note 4, X26 and X140 and the absence of 730/731.
… but extends further and includes all National Express coach routes.
Sadly it doesn’t really sort out the 730/731 drivel.
Essentially this map includes everything that we saw yesterday plus a lot more. Do we really need both. fbb guesses that none of these maps is available at Heathrow in hard copy (who would ever want such a dated set of data? – Actually we almost everybody!) we can always enlarge the on-line PDF.
It even shows First’s renumbered A4 correctly.
And look, there is an fbb mystery route, the A60 which appears to only run FROM Sunnymeads.
So, free travel now only applies to trains; and that dotted line?
H30 bus? The mystery again.
Aha? H30 runs every 20 minutes early in the morning. And as part of this map we get more detail about the H30.
And here is the timetable.
An here is the N30 …
… the above two operated by Diamond South East and the A60 by Carlone..
fbb thinks these are virtual trains. They fill gaps in the early morning train service pattern to help shift workers get to their labours.
Free bus travel within the curtilage of Heathrow was suspended as a result of Covid and is not being re-instated.
… is FREE.
It says so on the stop at Terminal 5.
When fbb is next at Heathrow between 0300 and 0500 (approx) he must go for a ride!