British Railways, with a 40% share of all passengers passing through Gatwick Airport, is now established in an expanding market because of its high-speed service to the center of London. This facility, south of the city, has grown in importance and, starting in 1979, BR began to offer special EMU train services to the airport station. Beginning 1984 BR began push-pull service with electric/diesel locomotives and main-line passenger cars forming the Gatwick Express to and from Victoria Station. Cars have been altered to provide extra space for travlers' luggage. BR is marketing its new service with special passenger information and handling. Already British Caledonian passengers can check their luggage through from Victoria to destination; BR hopes to expand this service to all airlines.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • PERREN, B
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 247-250
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 428
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00387928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM