Heathrow Express, the non-stop rail link between London Paddington and Heathrow, will no longer sell costlier peak fares effective September 6.
It means a normal one-way fare of £22 will apply daily and throughout the day. It is branded as “Express Saver.”
It will be bookable online through the Heathrow Express (HEX) website, and can be purchased up until the last minute.
Further information provided by HEX as follows:
- The £22 fare will be visible on HEX’s website from September 6. Anyone holding an off-peak ticket bought for travel before that date can use any train.
- Apex fares will continue to be available. These start at £5.50 one-way.
- The £22 fare is for online sale.
- Those passengers who prefer to buy their ticket(s) onboard the train pay £25.
HEX says the Express Saver can be bought using Oyster or Contactless payment cards.
Says HEX director Les Freer, “Our new, more flexible fares will mean best value tickets can always be guaranteed when booking before travel at heathrowexpress.com or via our app.”
The UK’s train companies have been affected by a downturn in customers.
In the case of Heathrow there has been a decline in users along with reduced schedules.
However when it comes to cutting peak fares LNER leads the way.
From Friday August 21 (and every Friday until early January 2021) by axing peak hour restrictions.
And on Tuesday evening came the news that open access firm Grand Central will follow suit on Fridays (only) for the remainder of this year.
Both LNER and Grand Central operate along the East Coast Mainline (ECML) to London Kings Cross.