Electronic journey planner at Heathrow station - photograph

Description:
Heathrow Central station was opened in 1977. The extension of the Piccadilly line was planned to serve the airport and partly funded by the British Airports Authority (B.A.A.). B.A.A. installed a series of wide subways connecting the concourse to all three of the terminal buildings. These included moving walkways, or 'travolators'. The station was equipped with closed circuit television and a public address system, and had special features to cater for foreign tourists. This picture shows two travellers using the electronic journey planner. This was an illuminated, computer-controlled machine showing the user how to reach any other Underground station. Instructions were given in English, French and German, but the machine was later withdrawn.
Production Date:
1977
ID no:
LTM_2001/33288
Maker:
Photographer : Paul Proctor
Copyright:
Transport for London

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