Berkshire residents can now benefit from an extended, 24-hour bus route service into Heathrow Airport following the launch of the service this week.
The 7-Series hybrid buses, covering routes 75 and 78, will connect passengers from the airport’s Central Terminal area, including London underground services and Heathrow Express, to Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead respectively.
The new service has been launched as part of Heathrow Airports’ £1 million Local Transport Development Fund, in partnership with the Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead Councils and First Group.
Over the last 20 years, Heathrow’s passenger numbers have risen by almost 80% but airport operator says related road traffic has remained broadly static. The number of passengers using public transport every year has nearly doubled from 10 million to 19 million and now Heathrow is acting on plans to persuade 3,800 more Heathrow colleagues to choose sustainable transport.
During the past decade, Heathrow has spent more than £25 million on public transport projects. The airport authority claims that because of this, single occupancy car journeys by colleagues has been reduced by 10%, and passenger public transport use has increased to over 40%.