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UK: After being suspended at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and briefly revived late last year just before the Omicron wave, Govia Thameslink Railway’s Gatwick Express will resume regular service on April 3 with twice hourly trains running non-stop between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria.

The Gatwick Express used to run four times hourly, but because of the ongoing work to expand Gatwick Airport station, there are not enough platforms available to accommodate such a frequent service.

Mondays to Saturdays, Gatwick Express trains will run non-stop between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, then continue non-stop to Brighton. Peak-time weekday services will also call at Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Preston Park. On Sundays, trains will run between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria only.

Gatwick Airport station is being rebuilt to improve accessibility, reduce congestion and increase the station’s passenger throughput. The project is being managed by Network Rail in partnership with the Department for Transport and GTR. Gatwick Airport Ltd and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership are co-funding the project with £37m and £10m contributions respectively. The main contractor is Costain.