Heathrow Express, a UK-based express train service from London Heathrow Airport (Heathrow) to London Paddington station, is offering refurbished trains for its corporate customers.
The company is offering newly redesigned first-class and standard cabins, specifically based on the requirements of business travellers, and offering a lounge environment in the first class carriages.
The new cabins, which were refurbished at a cost of £16 million, have quilted seat covers, larger HD TV screens that provide a range of travel information, and tables with integrated power sockets. The company carries five million passengers per year, of which business travellers’ account for 65 percent of the total passenger traffic.
The company is also claiming to offer improved mobile phone signals on all points of its routes, as well as new uniforms for employees, and re-branded local ticket offices. The refurbishment process is expected to be complete by April 2013.
Dan Smith, head of engineering at Heathrow Express, said, ‘Heathrow Express was built with airline customers and business travellers in mind.
This recent wave of investment means the fleet is years ahead in terms of safety compliancy and continues to lead the way in terms of on board innovation and technology as well as improving the style and comfort that our passengers deserve.’
Heathrow Express managing director, Keith Greenfield, said, ‘Our new fleet will ensure that our customers receive the most relaxing and convenient travel experience possible. I am very proud to unveil our new trains – the result of three years hard work.’