BBC World News launches on Heathrow Express

The new onboard BBC World News service one-minute bulletins make sure our discerning passengers are kept up to date with the latest news stories.Fraser Brown, Director of Heathrow Express
Date: 01.09.2016     Last updated: 01.09.2016 at 15.27
Category: BBC World News
From 1 September 2016, Heathrow Express passengers will be kept up to date with a new BBC World News onboard service, which will provide one-minute news and business bulletins on the 15-minute journey to and from Heathrow and Paddington.

The bulletins will be delivered through the existing Express TV service, which are positioned on screens throughout First and Express Class on Heathrow Express trains, which depart from Paddington on average every 15 minutes.

At weekends, the award-winning global news channel’s travel and technology programmes The Travel Show and Click will be shown.

Zina Neophytou, Vice President, Out of Home for the BBC, said: “BBC World News is the world’s most trusted international news channel, delivering impartial and in-depth analysis of the stories that matter most around the globe. We know that audiences value being able to access the channel’s world-class journalism wherever they are - at home, at work or on the move, from the beginning of their journey to the very end.”

Fraser Brown, Director of Heathrow Express, said: “Heathrow Express passengers want a fast and efficient service to start and finish their global trip. They also need to be well informed. The new onboard BBC World News service one-minute bulletins make sure our discerning passengers are kept up to date with the latest news stories.”

BBC World News is the leader in global breaking news, bringing stories to life for more than 433 million households in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Find out where you can watch BBC World News internationally: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-14563857

Notes to editors:
BBC World News and BBC.com, the BBC’s commercially funded international 24-hour English news platforms, are owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd. BBC World News television is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 433 million households and 1.8 million hotel rooms. The channel’s content is also available on 178 cruise ships, 53 airlines and 23 mobile phone networks. BBC.com offers up-to-the- minute international news and in-depth analysis for PCs, tablets and mobile devices to more than 85 million unique browsers each month.

Heathrow Express provides a non-stop 15-minute train service between Paddington station and Heathrow and is the fastest way between Central London and the UK’s biggest hub airport.
Each day Heathrow Express runs 150 services and carries up to 16,000 passengers. This year it celebrates 18 years of service and has transported over 60 million people since its launch in June 1998.
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