As a regular traveller to Europe, and as it seems, particularly from Stansted Airport, my partner and I have tried all methods of transport available to reach the Airport.
We have caught the Stansted Express three times, and for the most recent two trips the train has been delayed to the extent that WE HAVE MISSED OUR FLIGHTS!
On Friday just passed, the 4th of November, our flight with EasyJet was due to depart at 7.45pm.
We caught the 6.00pm Stansted Express which is advertised as a "45 minute express service" to Stansted, expecting to arrive at around 6.45pm - allowing 1 hour before departure.
However, the train was delayed throughout the whole journey. Despite the delays, and that the train is supposed to be an "express", the driver then stopped at THREE STATIONS on the way to the airport!
Many of the other passengers were also in shock.
Arrival time at Stansted? 7.17pm - total journey time of 77 MINUTES! And, as any low-cost airline traveller will know, the check-in for Easyjet closes 30 minutes before departure (at 7.15pm). Hence, we (and 11 other passengers) were not permitted to check in.
As I mentioned, this is the second time the Stansted Express has been delayed so much that we missed our flights.
Stansted Express is totally unreliable, and can hardly call itself Express!
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