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Gatwick Airport railway station set to get a transformation

The improvement of the rail station will be good for passengers according to the staff at Easirent Car Hire at Gatwick Airport.

The transformation of the railway station at Gatwick Airport has been boosted after funding of £60 million was announced by Network Rail and the airport with both contributing £30 million to the project.

Work is due to begin in 2017 on the £120.5 million project on the station concourse and links to the airport. In December 2013, the government said it would provide £50 million, subject to funding from the airport.

The concourse at the railway station will be doubled size, with more escalators and lifts to the platforms, with work due to be completed by 2020, the airport said.

Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport chief commercial officer, said “This new station builds on the ongoing transformation of Gatwick Airport and will deliver a first-class gateway for visitors, air passengers and the one million rail commuters who use Gatwick station every year.”

Rail services to the airport are also due to be improved, with new Gatwick Express trains by 2016 and new Thameslink trains by 2018.

Direct connections are planned to Peterborough and Cambridge, with trains to central London running every two-and-a-half minutes, by 2025.