Heathrow Express has been busy as its new fleet of trains has entered service. Yesterday, they unveiled a fleet of newly named train carriages at a special event held at Paddington Station.
The carriages are named after twelve cities from around the globe, in a celebration of international travel, following a competition with Heart Radio to find the public’s favourite city destinations.
The twelve cities, as chosen by the public, are
- New York
- San Francisco
- Las Vegas
The Heathrow Express carriages will now bear the names of these popular destinations with striking artwork featuring their iconic skylines.
The carriages were unveiled at Paddington Station by Sophie Chapman Business Lead and Director of Heathrow Express; Barry Milsom, Train Service Delivery & Performance Director at Great Western Railway; Rose Wangen-Jones, Managing Director, Marketing, Destination & Commercial at London & Partners and Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of Great Western Railway.
Sophie Chapman, Business Lead and Director at Heathrow Express, says of the initiative,
“We’re thrilled to be able to show off the Heathrow Express carriages which will now carry the names of the nation’s best-loved city destinations from around the world. We know how important being able to travel abroad to enjoy new experiences is to people – we look forward to welcoming people onboard the Heathrow Express again and we hope that seeing the cities displayed on our trains will help them get into the holiday spirit.”
Rose Wangen-Jones, Managing Director, Marketing, Destination & Commercial at London & Partners, said:
“It’s fantastic to see yet another vote of confidence in London as one of the world’s best-loved destinations for international tourists. We’re more excited than ever to be celebrating the return of overseas travellers with Heathrow Express, having launched our biggest ever international tourism campaign just last week. With the return of world class sporting events, music festivals and the range of new theatre shows, restaurants and cultural attractions coming to London this year, there has never been a better time to enjoy everything our great city has to offer.”
Trains and service
Heathrow Express offers the city-to-airport express service between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2&3 in around 15 minutes, with the trains taking an extra 6 minutes to travel to Terminal 5.
The train operator utilises the dedicated Class 387/1a trains which are dedicated to the route. with extra luggage space, offering both express and business class.
Remember to book ahead though
As usual, the further you can book ahead, the better with Heathrow Express. The cheapest tickets are available for over 90 days before the day of departure, scaling through to their £25 express single if you’re arriving at Heathrow and are buying and riding.
The further ahead you can book – the better value there is for this quick connection to West London.
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