London Gatwick station's £250 million new look: Take a guided video tour with Network Rail's project manager

A new look London Gatwick station is set to be revealed on Tuesday November 21 – and we have have had a sneak preview of how it will look.
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Network Rail project manager Mark Somers gave and other media a tour of the new concourse – which is the size of 8 tennis courts – the new ticket area and the improved platforms, escalators and lift, which are all designed to give passengers a better experience arriving in and departing the airport. You can watch a guided tour by Mark Somers above where he highlights the different areas and what will happen on November 21.

  • A second bigger concourse has been built as a new entrance into the Airport. This has doubled the amount of space for passengers and supports movement around the station.
  • The existing station entrance and concourse have been refurbished with new flooring, new wayfinding, new wide gatelines, a modern open plan ticket area and an additional 500m² of space creating a much better experience for passengers.
  • Eight new escalators, five new lifts and four new stairways have been installed across the station.
  • Platforms 6 has been widened.
  • Wider platforms, new escalators, lifts and stairways.
  • Remodelled track in the Gatwick area to speed up journeys for passengers travelling on the Brighton Main Line.
  • New customer information screens.
  • A much bigger self-service ticket vending machine area with 17 machines.
  • New bright, energy efficient LED lighting.
  • A new special assistance point.

You can read more about the project here.