Once satisfied with trying out the Heathrow Pods, it’s time to head back to Heathrow Terminal 5 to continue on my way.
Heading to a pod bay to catch a pod back to the terminal.
Going back to Heathrow Terminal 5.
Yes, that is okay. Thank you.
Boarding the Heathrow Pod.
This pod looks a bit fresher than the one I took earlier.
Press the “close doors” button to close the doors.
This time, a small TV screen above the door buttons also put in text the announcements made.
Closing the doors.
Pressing the “start” button to start my journey.
Reversing out of the berth.
Really? The Masdar City PRT opened in November 2010 while the Heathrow Pods opened in June 2011.
Turning right at the Pod Parking junction to Heathrow Terminal 5.
Passing by another pod. The Heathrow Pods strangely travel on the right.
Heathrow Terminal 5 as seen from the Heathrow Pod.
Another pod with an arriving British Airways plane.
In case of an emergency, on top of the side exits, there are also emergency exits at the front and rear of each pod.
Approaching Heathrow Terminal 5.
Back in British Airways’ territory.
Heading into the terminal.
The station is made up of many parallel lanes, probably for storing pods ready to go during peak periods.
A walkthrough of Heathrow Terminal 5 pod station from the pod to the lift is played on the video when approaching the station, though it’s a very straightforward process.
Taking the balloon loop to Heathrow Terminal 5 pod station.
Taking the first empty slot.
Quite a busy arrival time with 3 pods arriving at almost the same time.
Disembarking from the Heathrow Pod.
The journey from Pod Parking Station B to Heathrow Terminal 5 took 5 minutes.
From here, the elevators are just straight ahead.
Overall, a great journey experience on the Heathrow Pods. I wish I would have such a system around my housing estate for easier access to the MRT station.