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Heathrow Express celebrates 100 millionth passenger with photography exhibition at Paddington station

Heathrow Express has teamed up with travel blogger and photographer Dave Burt, to showcase its diverse range of passengers and staff

To celebrate 100 million passengers jumping on board the Heathrow Express, an exhibition has been launched at Paddington station.

Heathrow Express has teamed up with travel blogger and photographer Dave Burt of @London on Instagram to create a pop-up photography exhibition celebrating all the train service stands for.

The exhibition, which launched on Wednesday (June 28), is open to see 24 hours a day until Tuesday (July 4) and showcases the diverse range of passengers and staff.

The exhibition captures the diversity of Heathrow Express passengers(Image: Dave Burt)

Exhibition curator Dave Burton said he wanted to uncover the human stories behind the passengers.

"It's always interesting to ask people quite simply 'where have you come from and where are you going?'," he said.

"People are travelling from all over the world and departing from London to go elsewhere."

Mr Burton captured everything from two topless men heading to Glastonbury with tents in hand, to a young girl from the Far East, a woman heading home after a business conference, and the beauty of friends reuniting.

He added: "It has been a hugely fun project to uncover these different characters."

These two men were captured on their way to Glastonbury(Image: Dave Burt)

Heathrow Express has been providing a speedy service from Heathrow Airport to central London for the past 19 years, now operating every 15 minutes with 150 services every day carrying around 17,000 passengers.

Fraser Brown, Heathrow Express director told getwestlondon : "It is a fabulous achievement, today [June 28] that we are celebrating with our colleagues.

"The Heathrow Express team is made up of 500 folks who drive trains, manage ticket offices, look after safety and I'm really proud today to represent them as we hit this fabulous milestone."

Fraser Brown and Dave Burt open the exhibition(Image: Getty Images for Heathrow Express)

He was proud of the diversity of passengers, saying: "What's really striking in the images that Dave has taken is the variety of Londoners, the variety of the customers that we've been proud to serve for the last 19 years"

As for the future, Mr Brown said: "In the next 19 years we will evolve and change."

Adding: "The core of what's made Heathrow Express successful is 15 minute service every 15 minutes.

"It's what we will continue to work through and continue to deliver in the year ahead."

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