Heathrow Express carriages renamed in celebration of global travel


Heathrow Express – the fastest route between Paddington and Heathrow Airport – this week 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 London, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Sydney, Dublin, Prague, Tokyo, San Francisco, and 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.
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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.”