With our move into Terminal 5 we are developing a travel plan that is designed along the lines of the UK Government's 2003 Air Transport Paper.
This focuses on our UK operation where we are encouraging our colleagues and customers to use public transport wherever possible.
We are doing this through:
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A Commuter Centre at our Waterside headquarters at Heathrow provides colleagues with information and advice on their commuting options.
The Centre promotes and encourages greater use of 'cleaner transport' solutions such as public transport, cycling and car sharing. The advice is aimed at addressing environmental issues such as road congestion and air quality.
Colleagues can register for the Airport Car-share scheme at the centre and access rail and bus timetables, maps, information about travel-cards and travel-related discounts.
The Corporate Travel Plan encourages the use of public transport wherever and whenever possible.
To help with this, we operate a staff shuttle bus service around our sites at Heathrow airport. This service can be used by British Airways staff and contractors along with invited visitors, thereby reducing the use of private vehicles around the airport.
The opening of Terminal 5 (T5) in March 2008, presented a fantastic opportunity to review how our colleagues and customers travel to, from and around Heathrow.
With the opening of the new terminal, the majority of our operation and therefore colleagues and customers now go directly to T5.
The terminal has good public transport links that offer the option to leave the car at home. This will help reduce traffic congestion and emissions.
We have also worked with Transport For London and other bus operators to introduce new high frequency bus services on local routes to T5 and our own buses have been rescheduled to link T5 and our headquarters to other British Airways sites.
The London underground was also extended to connect T5 with the Piccadilly Line and we also have easy access onto the Heathrow Express to Paddington.
We continue to work with BAA on a variety of new initiatives. These include;