Stansted notquiteso Express

09 September 2010

Posters advertising the Stansted Express have been banned by a watchdog for implying the train would reach central London in 35 minutes. The posters claimed ‘train to London 35 minutes’ – whereas the journey to Liverpool Street takes 45 minutes.

It takes 35 minutes to Tottenham Hale – but few people (bar Spurs supporters!) consider Tottenham to be the centre of London.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that the advert was ‘likely to mislead passengers’ and National Express East Anglia has begun changing them.

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