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03/02/06
End of the Line for the Gatwick Express End of the Line for the Gatwick Express
- Transport chiefs want more track space for Brighton link

RAIL travellers between Gatwick airport and Victoria station are to lose the direct, non-stop service that speeds them between the two points in little over half an hour.

The decision has been taken by Department of Transport minister Derek Twigg, who says the take-up of the Gatwick Express doesn’t warrant its retention, given the rival demands on the London-South-coast line.

It is expected more trains will be pencilled in for the busy London-Brighton line, but as yet it has not been decided exactly which services will gain from the axing of the Gatwick Express.

“The details are now being worked out in a re-timetabling exercise and we are working with operators who have put submissions in," said a government spokesperson.

It’s not all bad news for Gatwick-London passengers - a stopping service, probably calling only a Clapham Junction and East Croydon, will remain.





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