Gatwick Express News

Gatwick on track for Thameslink upgrade to rail services

Gatwick on track for Thameslink upgrade to rail services

23rd Apr 2015 Airline News Rail News

The first new Thameslink trains serving Gatwick Airport are on track to begin service from spring 2016 on the Brighton to Bedford line, the manufacturer Siemens has announced. From 2018, these new trains will also start operating on two new direct services connecting Gatwick to both Peterborough and Cambridge, following completion of the £6.5 billion Thameslink infrastructure upgrade programme. In addition, new Gatwick Express trains will also start service between the airport and London Victoria from early 2016, with 108 new carriages built by Bombardier being designed specifically for the airport passenger.

Govia deal set to revolutionise rail connections to Gatwick

Govia deal set to revolutionise rail connections to Gatwick

16th Sep 2014 Airline News

The launch of Govia’s Thameslink and Great Northern rail services - the UK’s largest rail franchise - is another crucial milestone in the transformation of rail services to Gatwick Airport. Brand new Gatwick Express and Thameslink trains, better stations, and more reliable services will connect even more people to the heart of London, south-east England and key regional centres north of capital.

Gatwick Express reopens following Christmas closure

Gatwick Express reopens following Christmas closure

2nd Jan 2014 Rail News

Services between London Gatwick Airport and Victoria Station on the Gatwick Express service have reopened following a week of closures over the festive period. The closure, which begun on December 26th, saw maintenance carried out on the line between Redhill in Surrey and Purley in south London.

Gatwick Express train catches fire at London Victoria

Gatwick Express train catches fire at London Victoria

17th Jan 2013 Rail News

A fire in the undercarriage of a Gatwick Express train at London Victoria earlier saw the evacuation of one of the busiest stations in the capital during the morning rush hour. While Victoria is has now reopened following the incident, platforms 12-14 remain closed.

Gatwick Airport transport links hit by flooding

Gatwick Airport transport links hit by flooding

2nd Aug 2011 Rail News

Passengers heading to Gatwick Airport have been warned to allow extra time for travel after flooding on the tracks hit rail journeys. Flooding in south London, caused by a burst water main near South Croydon station, saw services cancelled late on Monday.

Gatwick Express goes 24 hour

Gatwick Express goes 24 hour

21st Apr 2010 Press Release Rail News

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.