Service Update

Members of the RMT Union that work for track and infrastructure operator Network Rail have announced that they are planning to take industrial action from 17:00 on Thursday 4 June until 16:59 on Friday 5 June and from 17:00 on Tuesday 9 June until 16:59 on Thursday 11 June. In addition between 00:01 Saturday 6 June and 23:59 Friday 12 June RMT members will not work any overtime.

Special arrangements are being put in place to ensure that customers who already have tickets are not disadvantaged, and can travel on an alternative day or obtain a refund if they choose not to travel. Train companies are working closely with Network Rail on contingency arrangements and further information will be made available shortly.

We will keep you updated here as soon as more information becomes available.

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Non-stop service between London and Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Express is the fastest and only non-stop train service between central London and Gatwick Airport.*

Gatwick Express is one of the most popular and favourite train services in the United Kingdom, having won the independent National Passenger Survey a number of times.

Operating between London Victoria station and Gatwick Airport, our dedicated airport train service is renowned for its speed and frequency. Departing every 15 minutes, with no traffic jams, taxi queues or stops to worry about, you can be in the centre of London (Victoria), or right inside Gatwick airport (South Terminal) in just 30 minutes.

Designed to take the hassle out of transferring to and from Gatwick airport - and with the air traveler in mind - accommodation in Express Class (Standard) is comfortable, modern and air-conditioned with a range of drinks and light refreshments served at the seat. First Class interiors provide a calming and spacious environment and include large reclining seats with tables, complimentary news papers and at seat refreshment service.

Gatwick Express customers at London's Victoria station can check their flight details here as well as before they board the train with dedicated flight information display screens showing the flight number, destination, departure time and departure terminal.

The platform at Gatwick Airport is conveniently positioned directly beneath the South Terminal so customers have a quick escalator ride up into the terminal and can be at check-in within minutes.

Since 1984, we've operated the only non-stop train service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Every year we help over 4.7 million travellers make the journey between London and Gatwick Airport. We cover some 1.6million miles - almost six times the distance to the moon.

Managed and operated by Southern, we have 300 staff, some of whom are multilingual to help meet, greet and help foreign travellers at our stations.

Some fast facts about Gatwick Express:

We cover 4320 miles a day - or 1.6million a year
We carry some 13,000 travellers a day
We run 160 services a day, over a 27-mile stretch of track
Our busiest day is Friday
Our services run into the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport

* 'Fastest way' based on average timetabled journey time on routes between central London and Gatwick Airport.