Saturday 11 September 2010

Stansted Express shocker

Posters for the Stansted Express were banned by the Advertising Standards Authority today for wrongly suggesting tourists would be whisked into central London in 35 minutes.

A 35-minute train trip from the airport goes only as far as the Tottenham Hale trading estate,
seven miles from the centre.

And don’t expect a gleaming Eurostar-style silver bullet train, either. The Stansted Express is a grubby old hulk which looks like it’s been loaned out by the Transport Museum.