Gatwick Airport Station is situated at the South Terminal and is also easily accessible via a free shuttle from the North Terminal. The station was originally constructed in 1891 for the purpose of carrying passengers to Gatwick Racecourse. Racing ceased in 1940 at the beginning of WW2 and was never restarted. During the early 1950s the nearby Tinsley Green airport expanded and acquired the former racecourse and in 1958 the rebuilt station was opened and given its present name. A £53 million redevelopment, completed in 2014, has produced considerable improvements in the station and provided a host of benefits to passengers flying in or out of the airport and requiring on-going trains to and from Gatwick Airport. A redevelopment project worth a further £120 million is due to start in 2017. Gatwick is the best-connected UK airport by rail, with fast train services to London, and direct services to 129 stations around the UK.
Gatwick Airport is a well-supplied station, with 2 different train companies providing daily services, plus the dedicated Gatwick Express, with these trains arriving every 15 minutes. The Gatwick Express runs between London Victoria and Brighton, providing a quick link to the capital as well as the south coast. Also stopping here is Southern trains, giving those in the south an easy route into the airport, as well as Thameslink, which brings in passengers from north of London such as Bedford and Luton, while also providing a non-stop link between Gatwick and London Luton Airport.
London Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest airport. For ease and to save on costs, many travellers take the train to get there. Gatwick Airport is situated South East of London, in West Sussex county. It’s only a thirty minute train journey away from London city centre. From there, it’s easy to get further trains to Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford and many other cities and towns in South East England.
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