Heathrow and GatwickExpress have launched the first ever environmentally friendly door-to-door service to and from the airport with Carbon Voyage. Travelers can book a pick up from either their home or office in a Carbon Voyage car and travel to Paddington or Victoria Stations where they will board the express train service to Heathrow or GatwickAirports.
This new integrated service, which is booked on-line means customers will only need to make one booking to arrange a Carbon Voyage vehicle and train ticket. (Train tickets will be sent electronically to the customers, saving postage and paper.)
From an environmental perspective, this new service will assist in taking cars off the road, reducing congestion and more importantly the pollution caused from the five million people per year that use taxis and minicabs to travel to and from Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
The average taxi trip from Paddington to Heathrow is approximately 6.2 kg of CO2 emissions as opposed to 1.4 kg using a train.