An extremely fast train that can be used to commute between central London and Heathrow airport is the Heathrow Express. In fact, one can be expected to complete the journey between the two locations in a maximum of 21 minutes. Construction of this Express Heathrow service began in 1993 at a total cost of £350m and was mainly done so as to increase the dependence on public transportation. This proved to be a very moral decision as it not only provides an extremely cheap alternative to transportation for passengers, but the Heathrow airport staff also get specialized discounts. In short, the Express Heathrow is the perfect way for businessmen as well as tourists to commute to central London and back.
Currently all services that are operated on the Heathrow Express travel at over 100mph and arrive at Paddington station every 15 minutes. The airport at London Heathrow is one of London's best when it comes to providing other travel services and as such it has everything one could want in respect of taxis and the proximity of Underground Stations. Considering the fact that Heathrow is one of the most popular airports in the world, it is no wonder then that many people decide to use the Express Heathrow service to commute to different locations in and around central London. It was first thrown open to the public in 1998 by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and has established itself as the premier train service in the country.
The overall service that is being provided by the Heathrow Express is very effective as it allows thousands of passengers per day to travel between the heart of London and the largest airport in the city. As much as 99.9% of all trains work as per the schedule and since its inception, the Heathrow Express has always been very well received and has proved very popular with the general public.
The only real complaint has been the poor air quality despite the different ventilation shafts that allow for the movement of breeze.
The usual cost of a ticket is around £16.50 per person and there are also many different discount schemes available. Despite such low costs, many people prefer to make use of the taxi service that is available outside the airport as compared to the Heathrow train.