Designed as an alternative to the Tube, which is cheaper, or the car, which has more privacy, Heathrow Express has been a huge success since its launch in June 1998, now carrying over 16,000 passengers per day. Departing from London Paddington, the Heathrow Express takes just 15 minutes and offers customers a relaxing and trouble free journey. Internationally respected branding agency Wolff Olins designed almost every aspect of the customer experience, from the station architecture at Heathrow, through train interiors, to small details like tickets and uniforms.
Terence Woodgate’s PSS seating system was chosen for the simplicity of its design. The version specified features a plywood beech seat and back, which balanced the more severe concrete, stainless steel and frosted glass used throughout the scheme.
PSS seating system by Terence Woodgate (SCP)