Govia Thameslink offers free travel to airline passengers stranded at Gatwick

Govia Thameslink Train

Govia Thameslink has said they’ll allow passengers affected by the closure of Gatwick airport travel on their trains at no extra cost.

So stranded passengers can complete their journey or make alternative travel arrangements, they’ve said:

  • Passengers with a rail ticket to or from Gatwick will be able to travel to or from Luton airport at no extra cost
  • People who need to get to King’s Cross to travel to Edinburgh on LNER and who have an airline ticket can travel for free to King’s Cross/St Pancras, Stevenage or Peterborough on GTR services.

However, those who cannot travel and need a refund will also benefit. Govia Thameslink say they will waive any administration fee.

Any advance tickets to Gatwick can also be used any time today or tomorrow (Friday) on GTR services.

Steve White, chief operating officer of GTR, said: “Passengers are facing serious disruption due to the closure of the airport and we want to help them complete their journeys or make alternative Christmas travel arrangements.”

Gatwick has now been closed for 24 hours after drones were seen flying close to the flight path of planes.

Police and the Army are searching for those responsible.

The BBC reports that about 110,000 passengers on 760 flights were due to fly today. Disruption could last “several days”.

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