Gatwick Airport railway station is situated on the North Downs Line, offering trains to Reading, Aldershot and Redhill, as well as access to the airport for those looking to go much further afield.
With over 40 million people visiting Gatwick Airport every year, it’s no surprise that the railway station is busy as well. Around 17 million people pass through it annually, heading for work, school or somewhere much more interesting abroad.
The station was originally built to serve Gatwick Racecourse, which closed down in 1941. It was rebuilt and renamed Gatwick Airport railway station in 1958 and reopened to serve the airport, which had been built on the site of the old racecourse.
In 2010, the station underwent a multi-million redevelopment that provided a new platform, escalators and lifts, and a refurbished concourse.