Friday 5 Oct 2007
STANSTED EXPRESS ANNOUNCES MORE SERVICES FOR PASSENGERS
A further nine additional earlier and later trains will also run on the West Anglia route, providing extra trains to stations including Bishops Stortford, Cambridge, Harlow Town and Sawbridgeworth as part of this initiative.
Derek Noakes, Business Director at Stansted Express said “We are delighted that, in partnership with Network Rail and One Railway, we have been able to introduce this added service for our customers. With the customer at heart, this new timetable furthers our commitment to provide a seamless link between London and onward destinations from Stansted Airport.” Robin Gisby, Director of Operations & Customer Services at Network Rail said: “Increasing demand for rail means that passengers want trains to run from very early till very late, every day. We share this aspiration, but the challenge we face is how to make the very best of the few hours each night we have to undertake the necessary maintenance to keep trains running. “By analysing how we plan our work on this stretch of track, we’ve identified where we can focus and be more efficient with our resources to get the same job done. This will enable more services to run and is a massive step towards our seven day railway vision and will make a real difference to people using Stansted Airport.”
A major communications and media plan to launch the new timetable to consumers, including advertising across the ‘One’ network, at key rail stations and at the airport, will start later this month.
Notes to editorsThe new services will be as follows: Last Trains from Stansted: The 0030 Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street which previously ran each Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, now runs EVERY DAY. An additional 0100 and 0130 Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street will run each Monday, Friday and Saturday morning. First Trains from Liverpool Street: The 0430 Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport which runs Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings is retimed to start at 0410. The 0455 Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport which runs every day is retimed to start at 0440. On Sundays the 0525 and 0555 Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport departs at 0510 and 0540 respectively. On Mondays there is an additional 0340 Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport service. For More Information on Stansted Express and its services please contact the One press office on 020 7549 5964.
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