Our station is getting a new look
Work is underway to deliver an upgrade to Gatwick Airport station. This will make it easier to access the station, and improve passenger experience. 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. Working with the DfT and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). We co-fund the project along with Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.
This project forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.
This project includes:
- Doubling the size of the station concourse
- Widening platforms 5 and 6
- Eight new escalators
- Five new lifts
- Four new stairways
Five new lifts allows wheelchair users to move around the station with ease. This will also benefit people with luggage.
By doubling the amount of space, it will be easier to board, alight and change trains.
Wider platforms and more escalators will reduce congestion at the station. It will also reduce delays across the south east.
Are we on track?
In the critical first year of the project, we made excellent progress. Despite many challenges, work continued on the project during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- We demolished structures of platforms 5 and 6 and all services. This is now ready to build wider platforms in 2022
- We demolished the canopy over the London end of platforms 3 and 4. This is in preparation for the arrival of a new lift and stairway
- We installed a tower crane at the back of platform 7
- We lifted a site access bridge into place across platforms 3 and 7
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Our Future Plans
We're confident about our recovery. We've set out our plans to bring our existing Northern Runway into routine use, alongside our Main Runway.
Our role in the community
We have a strong programme of community investment and we play a vital role in boosting the economy of the local area and region.
Our decade of change
We're working hard towards being the UK's most sustainable airport. We've set ourselves ambitious goals, which include reaching net zero before 2040.