Bongodog49 wrote:8herveg wrote:PacoMartin wrote:The STN express takes between 47 and 56 minutes to London's Liverpool Street (3 miles from Canary Wharf), with trains departing every 15 minutes.
The LHR express takes 15 minutes to London's Paddington Street, with trains departing every 15 minutes.
The LGW express advertises 30 minutes to London's Victoria Station, with trains departing every 15 minutes.
In August 2018 LGW express was directed by the Advertising Standards Authority (an independent advertising regulator) to remove claims of a 30-minute journey time between London and Gatwick due to poor performance on the line.
While Liverpool Street is within 10 minute walk of Bank of England and a numbe of other business locations , I think it would take hell of marketing with the long train ride.
I don't really get the stigma that STN gets when it comes to its location/time to get to the City. LHR might be the nearest airport to London (bar LCY) and take 15 mins to Paddington. But then to get to the City, you still have to travel 30 mins by tube (lets say Paddington to Liverpool Street on the Circle line), which is the same amount of time overall than it is on the overground from STN to Liverpool Street. And surely just getting one train rather than a train and a tube is less hassle? Plus, landing at LHR in the morning and jumping on the tube in the morning rush hour - no thanks! I'd rather fly into STN any day.
To my mind the stigma is down to the Stansted Express probably being the slowest "express" service in the UK 53 minutes for around 37 miles is very slow, by comparison the train time from Cambridge to Kings Cross is only 51 minutes and 60% further. Additionally thats 53 minutes to Liverpool Street, whilst thats convenient for the financial district, its the least well positioned London mainline station for any other purpose.
Na the worst located mainline station is Paddington - Its “bearly” even in the city !
The new rail hubs are Farringdon and London Bridge .
Off at a tangent from the thread i know.