Reply To: Deplorable Gatwick Express

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I was just about to start a new thread on train services to Gatwick, but let this original thread survive.

On Wednesday 25 November, I used TFL’s journey planner find me the best route to get to Gatwick by about 07.45. It recommended (after bus and tube from my house) the 07.11 Thameslink train from London Bridge. Fine, except that it was annnounced just before departure from London Bridge that the train “will not stop at Gatwick airport”.

We cannot pretend to be a developed country if train services to London’s second airport are cancelled with no notice at all – as in my original post, and again this week. What kind of hicks are running our trains? What do overseas visitors think of us?

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