From August 20th, the flights will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, offering 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy.
Govia Thameslink has been barred from running ads that claim the Gatwick Express will get travellers to central London in 30 minutes.
Portr, a London based travel-tech start-up, has announced that AirPortr, their same day luggage delivery service, has partnered with Gatwick Express. Together they are delivering efficient and effortless journeys between Central London and Gatwick Airport.
Passengers headed for London airports over Christmas are set to experience disruption as National Rail begins a period of intensive engineering works. Gatwick Express train services from London Victoria will stop for the next ten days, reassuming only on January 4th.
Passengers travelling between Gatwick Airport and London will soon be able to use pay as you go, rail minister Claire Perry has confirmed today. The news follows an agreement between the government, Transport for London and the operator, Govia Thameslink Railway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Gatwick Express, the non-stop rail-air link between central London and Gatwick Airport launches an innovative new facility for passengers who have missed their flights.