Airport Coach Services

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3374
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why are coach services ( ie A1, A6, EB7 etc )  going to airports like Heathrow, Luton & Stanstead from Central London not incorporated into the Oystercard system to improve surface transport links with airports and thus improve air quality in and around airports?

Answer

Answer for Airport Coach Services

Answer for Airport Coach Services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

These services are provided on a purely commercial basis by the companies and TfL has no powers over fares.

However, TfL has an excellent working relationship with the express coach operators and helps facilitate service improvements to and from London's airports by allowing access to our infrastructure. We will continue to work with the operators in future to aid expansion of their services.