A special event was held at Paddington station which saw the rail operator reveal its fleet of carriages displaying their new global names . The renaming of the Heathrow Express carriages after twelve cities from around the globe comes as part of a bid to celebrate international travel and follows a competition with Heart Radio to discover the public’s favourite city destinations.
The cities chosen by the public, are London, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Sydney, Dublin, Prague, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Las Vegas.
The Heathrow Express carriages will now display the names of these well-loved destinations alongside contemporary artwork which reveals their iconic skylines.
The unveiling of the carriages at Paddington Station was carried out 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:
“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.”
Passengers wishing to get on board sooner can do so by booking online by visiting www.HeathrowExpress.com or by using the app.