LONDON, October 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
ComfortDelGro Corporation launches the first, direct, non-stop express coach service connecting Stansted Airport with Kings Cross St Pancras, a new destination in London. The concession to operate into and out of the Airport's central Coach Station was won following a competitive tendering process run by Stansted Airport.
Branded 'Stansted Citylink', the service will commence on 11 October 2015. Adult tickets are priced at £10 one way or £17 return and are on sale online at http://www.stanstedcitylink.com. The Coach Station is a short covered walk into the Airport Terminal.
The year round service will operate 24 hours a day, at mostly half hourly intervals. Journey time is expected to average around 70 minutes, depending on traffic, and drivers will be able to vary their routes to ensure the fastest arrival time, including making use of bus lanes.
Jaspal Singh, CEO ComfortDelGro (UK and Ireland) said: "We are excited to be working in the hub of London's fastest growing airport where 50% of travellers currently travel to and from the airport on public transport. Working closely with Stansted Airport we will offer a high quality express coach service that is reliable and affordable."
Stansted Citylink will be operating a high quality fleet of new 51 seater Mercedes Tourismo coaches, which will be easily recognisable with their distinctive blue and yellow branding. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help customers load and unload their luggage. Passengers will travel in comfort, enjoying ample legroom, free Wi-Fi and informative videos. There will also be disabled access and a toilet on board.
The London Kings Cross St Pancras terminal will be located at St Pancras International station (Midland Road, Bus Stop S), within walking distance of London's busiest main line train terminals and six underground train lines as well as numerous bus routes.
The route will be operated by ComfortDelGro, one of the world's largest land transport companies operating in seven countries. In London it operates with 1,700 red buses, while their Citylink scheduled coach services are already market leaders in Scotland and Ireland.
Notes to editors:
Stansted Citylink service will be the latest addition to ComfortDelGro's growing network of intercity and airport-to-city express coach services currently operating in the UK and the Republic of Ireland under the 'Citylink' brand.
ComfortDelGro is one of the world's largest land transport companies operating in seven different countries. In London it operates with 1,700 red buses, while their Citylink scheduled coach services are market leaders in Scotland and Ireland.
Headquartered in Singapore, ComfortDelGro has a total fleet size of 46,500 buses, taxis and rental vehicles. The Group also operates in China, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
About London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is the 3rd largest in London (4th in UK) serving 22 million passengers a year. Firmly positioned as a market leader for short-haul travel across Europe, with over 170 destinations across 30 countries, Stansted serves more scheduled connections to Europe than any other airport in the world. With approval to serve 35mppa, it's the only London airport with space and permission to grow, within its existing infrastructure.
Stansted also boasts an impressive and growing range of transport links that benefit from close proximity to the M11 and A120, as well direct trains to London and Cambridge and is proud to be the UK's leading major airport (and one of the best-performing in Europe), with nearly half of passengers travelling to and from by public transport.
London Stansted Airport won several notable international awards, including:
- Skytrax 'World's Best Airport for Low-Cost Airlines 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
- 'Air Cargo Award of Excellence' (April 2011 and April 2013)
The airport also holds ISO14001 for environmental management, OHSAS18001 for Health & Safety systems and Carbon Trust Standard for reductions to emissions.