New Stansted Express ticket attracts new passengers

Friday, 13 March 2015

Abellio Greater Anglia has announced that a new ticket from Stratford has attracted even more people to use its Stansted Express service.

The dedicated ticket, which enables passengers to travel to Stansted Airport from Stratford rail station, via Tottenham Hale, from just £7.50 each way has led to a four-fold increase in the numbers of people travelling.

The ticket was introduced in Summer 2014, when around 300 passenger journeys were made per four-week period. The figure is now consistently around 1300 passenger journeys per four-week period.

Passengers from Stratford can travel to Stansted Airport, changing at Tottenham Hale, for just £7.50 each way when booking 30 days or more in advance, and £11 if booked 7 days or more in advance. Tickets must be booked online at www.stanstedexpress.com

The journey time to/from Tottenham Hale is just 36 minutes and the train station at the airport is directly under the terminal, just 2 minutes from checkout.

Overall, Stansted Express passenger numbers were up 21% on 2013, to over 6 million in 2014 - with the train operator’s range of low cost fares and fast, frequent services cited as the reasons that people choose to travel to Stansted Airport by rail.

With trains every 15 minutes, the Stansted Express not only offers customers a frequent service, but also travel on one of the most modern train fleets in the country, which include free Wi-fi, free charge points and an at seat trolley service of drinks and snacks.

To find out about money saving options such as ‘Duo’ and ‘Group 3 and Group 4’ log on to the Stansted Express website:  www.stanstedexpress.com

Stansted Airport serves over 150 destinations in over 30 countries worldwide.