upgrading Gatwick Airport Station

Our station is getting a new look

Work is underway to deliver an upgrade to Gatwick Airport station to increase capacity, improve accessibility and transform the experience for our passengers. More than 21 million air travellers and passengers use the station every year, up from 14 million in 2010.

The project is being managed by Network Rail in partnership with the Department for Transport and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). Gatwick Airport Ltd and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership are co-funding the project and GTR, the train company that operates Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Southern services will operate a dedicated timetable during the project.

Find out more about dedicated timetables

The benefits

We are delivering a vital upgrade to Gatwick Airport station to increase capacity, improve accessibility and transform the experience for more passengers, than ever before.

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Improved access

Eight new escalators, five new lifts and four new stairways to improve access to the platforms.

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Better experience

Platforms 5 and 6 are being widened to ease crowding for trains heading towards London.

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Train performance

The station concourse will double in size to provide more connections to the terminal.

Project Update

In the critical first year of works the project made excellent progress despite many challenges.

Key achievements:

  • The structures of platforms 5 and 6 and all services were demolished to be replaced with wider platforms in 2022
  • The canopy over the London end of platforms 3 and 4 was demolished in preparation for the arrival of a new lift and stairway
  • A tower crane was installed at the back of platform 7
  • A site access bridge was lifted in across platforms 3 and 7