Transforming your journey at Gatwick Airport
A bigger, better, brighter railway station with a new, second concourse has just opened at Gatwick Airport, doubling the space for the millions of passengers who use it each year.
One of the busiest platforms has been widened and there are eight new escalators and five large new lifts that link with both concourses above the tracks, significantly enhancing accessibility.
The new station concourse is dedicated to people arriving at the airport, speeding them on their way to the check-in desks. The existing concourse is now for those leaving and it’s been opened up to create more space, with new customer information systems, more ticket gates, and a dedicated passenger assistance point.
Passengers travelling on the Brighton Main Line are already seeing the benefits of the project thanks to track upgrades that have helped reduce journey times between Brighton and London to one hour on some services.
Less passenger congestion on the platforms will now also help keep trains running on time along the critical Brighton Mainline, which benefits passengers across the whole network.
Jenny Saunders, Customer Services Director for Govia Thameslink Railway said:
“Our trains sustainably speed people to the airport in just half an hour from London - and that's much better for the environment than driving.
“However, the station has been struggling with the numbers using it and that holds up our trains, delaying everyone.
“This stunning redevelopment has fixed all that. I genuinely believe our customers are going to love the extra space and improved accessibility that will make the journey between train and plane quicker, easier and more attractive."
We hope you take the train to Gatwick Airport to experience these improvements very soon.
Find out more
You can find out more about the Gatwick Airport railway station upgrade at on the Network Rail website.