Gatwick Express, the non-stop rail-air link between central London and Gatwick Airport, is running a 24 hour service to help clear the back log of passengers arriving at the airport having been delayed by the volcanic ash.
During the night, extra Gatwick Express trains will depart from Victoria every 30 minutes (01h35, 02h00, 02h35, 03h05 and 03h35). From Gatwick Airport Station, trains will also depart every 30 minutes (02h05, 02h35, 03h05, 03h35 and 04h05) with a 15 minute timetable starting again at 05h00.
Chris Burchell, Southern’s managing director, said: “We have been working closely with the airport to ensure there is a regular service for all passengers. As the only dedicated rail-air link between London and Gatwick Airport, we appreciate the difficulties air travellers have faced and we wanted to offer some extra trains to help passengers on their way.
“People who have parked their car at Gatwick Airport and managed to return to the UK via alternative travel arrangements also require a regular service to and from the airport. This extended timetable is likely to remain in force for the next few days.”