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Crossrail services may not now stop at Heathrow because of a legal row with the airport’s owners.
The Heathrow Express service was built by the airport for more than £1 billion but the arrival of Crossrail next year may see the Heathrow Express threatened.
The airport’s owners want to recoup its past spending on the private train line with an ‘investment recovery charge‘ of £570 for every train that uses the track, plus extra fees of about £107 per train.
The article suggested that Transport for London contingency plans could see Crossrail trains terminal a few miles short of the airport with passengers forced to transfer on to suburban trains at a different station.