Harrow & Wealdstone Station – Gatwick Service

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12244
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has the Mayor had any discussions with Network Rail regarding the potential for re-opening the Harrow & Wealdstone to Gatwick service?

Answers

Answer for Harrow & Wealdstone Station – Gatwick Service
Harrow & Wealdstone Station – Gatwick Service

Harrow & Wealdstone Station – Gatwick Service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) understands from the Train Operating Company, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), that there is no capacity available for this service on either of the lines south of East Croydon without taking away some other existing service. There is also insufficient capacity for this service to terminate at Gatwick Airport. Customers wishing to make this journey can take the existing service between Harrow & Wealdstone and East Croydon, changing step-free there for frequent Gatwick Airport services. Alternative routes are also available via Euston and Victoria.