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Gatwick Express - Articles and news items

First new Gatwick Express Class 387/2 EMU enters service

Rail industry news / 11 March 2016 /

The first new Gatwick Express Class 387/2 ELECTROSTAR train has entered passenger service following a ceremony attended by the UK Rail Minister.

Oyster and Contactless payment launched at Gatwick Airport

Rail industry news / 11 January 2016 /

Passengers travelling between Gatwick Airport and London can now travel using pay as you go Oyster and Contactless payment methods.

GTR – a franchise formed to transform passenger services

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is now Britain’s biggest rail franchise – carrying 237 million passenger journeys a year and earning the Department for Transport (DfT) £1.3 billion in annual passenger revenue. Operating over 3,200 services every weekday, plus managing 236 stations and including 6,800 staff, the business oversees four different networks of Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern. So why have GTR been given the keys to this super new franchise? Chief Executive Officer, Charles Horton, explains…

First carriage of new Gatwick Express train undergoes testing

Rail industry news / 24 July 2015 /

Bombardier Transportation is currently carrying out tests on the first carriage of the new Gatwick Express Class 387/2 train.

Rail capacity at Gatwick Airport set to double in the next 5 years

Rail industry news / 1 May 2015 /

New trains serving Gatwick Airport from spring 2016 are on track to provide a high frequency rail service.

Gatwick Express celebrates 17% increase in passengers

Rail industry news / 31 May 2012 /

Gatwick Express has seen a 17% increase in passengers in the past year…

Gatwick Express introduce new barcode ticket scanners on gates

Rail industry news / 2 May 2012 /

Gatwick Express has introduced new barcode ticket scanners on the gates at London Victoria and Gatwick Airport stations…

Gatwick Express launches new state-of-the-art gates as part of their ‘Smarter way to travel’ campaign

Rail industry news / 7 December 2011 /

From Monday 12th of December, Gatwick Express, will be testing the new ticket gates…

Gatwick Express introduces e-ticket and m-ticket options online

Rail industry news / 16 August 2011 /

Gatwick Express has introduced e-ticket and m-ticket options online at www.gatwickexpress.com…