Heathrow prepares for opening of new terminal

Final preparations are underway at Heathrow's new Terminal 2 ahead of its opening on June 4th.

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New Heathrow terminal tested to the limit

Fifteen hundred airport staff and members of the public were drafted into Heathrow's massive new terminal today to test that every part of it works.

The airport is taking radical measures to avoid a repeat of the disastrous opening of Terminal Five which led to negative headlines the world over. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Volunteers test new Heathrow terminal

Around 1500 volunteers have been testing the new terminal Credit: Mike Pearse

Final preparations are underway at Heathrow's new Terminal 2 ahead of its opening on June 4th. It's cost 2.5 billion. Airport management say they've learnt lessons from the opening of Terminal 5 - when thousands of bags were lost and passengers queued for hours.

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