London’s new ‘Elizabeth line’ trains

The newest train line in decades has now opened in London and expectations are that it will serve around 200 million riders each year. It is sleek, clean, smooth, and affordable. We love that it goes to and from London’s Heathrow Airport terminals for just one-third of the price of the same-day purchasing of the famous Heathrow Express train. Another advantage is that you can board or disembark from it at forty different stations throughout the city, rather than just Paddington Station.

So what are its disadvantages? Well, it will take longer than the Heathrow Express, double the time when both lines are compared side by side from Paddington. But does fifteen minutes compared to thirty really matter when you can save a whopping £20 each way? We don’t think so.

We have always enjoyed taking the Heathrow Express but will now probably only use it when we can take advantage of its super-discounted price of £6 (!) which is what you get when booking more than a month in advance online. Either way, it’s always nice when travelers are given more choices.

Happy travels, Dean and Andie

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