17 AUGUST 2009


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Article from BTNews 17 AUGUST 2009

Airport Express departs

AIRPORT EXPRESS, the alliance of Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express is to be to be disbanded when its current contract expires on 21 September.  Paul Brindley, Commercial Director for Airport Express, said: "Both Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express are very strong brands and want to refocus priorities on their core business so they can continue to deliver excellent customer service”.  Southern, the majority train operator at Gatwick, and the effective owner of the brand, took on the service last year after a Department for Transport (DfT) intervention.  Southern will now look after the Gatwick Express sales and marketing but the situation with Heathrow Express, a dedicated operation, is unclear at the present time.  Stansted Express has not been part of Airport Express since 2004.  www.airportexpressalliance.com

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