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Changes to off peak service from 23 November

Due to poor punctuality during autumn, and the very busy nature of our service, we have worked with Network Rail to temporarily remove a number of Gatwick Express services from the timetable to help reduce congestion on the network, so that a more reliable service can be provided overall. This will start on Monday 23 November, for a week’s trial. Gatwick Express services will therefore run half hourly during the off peak. 14 and 44 minutes past the hour services from Victoria to Gatwick will not run and 05 and 35 minutes past the hour services from Gatwick to Victoria will not run. To check detailed journeys please go to www.nationalrail.co.uk

We have considered these temporary changes carefully to minimise the impact on passengers. We will review the effect they have on overall punctuality during this week, and assess if they should continue up until the timetable change on 13 December when a new off peak timetable pattern is due to be introduced. 

No Gatwick Express services from 24 December to 4 January

A major programme of improvement work by Network Rail in south London this Christmas means there will be no Gatwick Express services over the holiday period.

The project at Purley, which replaces a major railway junction, will sever the main line meaning major changes to trains to Gatwick Airport from London from 22:00 on Christmas Eve until 04:00 on Monday 4 January. As a result, during this period the Gatwick Express service will be suspended.

For details of your options, please visit our Christmas and New Year services page.

Some Gatwick Express services may vary due to improvement works, especially during Sundays, so please take time to check the improvement works before you travel.


London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

Monday to Sunday From Until
First trains 03:30 04:30  
Then every 15 minutes 05:00 23:45
Last trains 00:01 00:32  

Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

Monday to Sunday From Until
First trains 04:35 05:20  
Then every 15 minutes 05:50 00:35
Last trains 00:50 01:35  

Average timetabled journey time 30 minutes.
Journey times may vary for planned improvement works.

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Last Updated: 26th Nov 2015, 17:37 GMT | Disclaimer