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Franchise(s): Gatwick Express
April 28, 1996 - June 22, 2008
Part of the South Central Franchise
June 22, 2008 - September 20, 2009
Main Route(s): London Victoria - Gatwick Airport
Other Route(s): None
Fleet size: 8
Stations called at: 2
National Rail abbreviation: GX
Parent company: Govia (Go-Ahead Group/Keolis)
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A Class 460 train at Victoria Station. The train is marked with a Continental Airlines logo.
Unit 460008 at East Croydon
A Class 460 goes through East Croydon, showing the design of Gatwick Express trains.
SWT 442418 and 442413 at Poole 2005-07-16 04
Class 442 Wessex Electrics started to be used on 14 December 2008. They have been refurbished.

Gatwick Express is the name of a train that runs between Victoria station in London and Gatwick Airport in South East England. It is fast because it does not stop at other stations. The train comes every 30 minutes.

Before June 2008, Gatwick Express was a train operating company (TOC) and was a franchise owned by Southern, another TOC that has trains on other routes. On 22 June 2008, the Gatwick Express TOC was closed. Now the Gatwick Express is directly operated by Southern, but it is still called Gatwick Express.

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Preceded by
As part of British Rail
Operator of Gatwick Express franchise
1997 — 2008
Succeeded by
South Central/Gatwick Express
Preceded by
Gatwick Express
Gatwick Express franchise
Sub-brand of South Central franchise
2008 — present

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