LGW: London Gatwick (England)

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LGW: London Gatwick (England)

Post by atoutprix » 13 Feb 2016, 12:14

London Gatwick airport (LGW) is located 45 km south of London.
At the moment (October 2009), Ryanair links Gatwick with Ireland (Dublin, Shannon, Cork), Spain (Alicante, Girona, Madrid) and Stockholm Skavsta.

Runway :

in use : 08R/26L, 3316x46 m
A secondary runway for use only in emergency or when the main runway is undergoing maintenance : 08L/26R , 2565x45 m.
They cannot be used simultaneously as they are not sufficiently far apart.
Gatwick is the busiest single-runway airport in the world !

Aligning on 26L :

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Terminals :

South Terminal, with three piers - where are the Ryanair flights

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North terminal, with three piers, amongst them the famous pier 6, linked to the terminal by a bridge spanning an active taxyway.

South at the right, North behind, to the left :

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The two terminals are linked by a train fully automatised, frequence is at least one train every 6 min, it's free and rapid :

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South Terminal : arrival hall
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Ryanair desks (at the right) :

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South Terminal (on a rainy day) :

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Transportation :

There is a direct access from the South Terminal to the railway station, with frequent trains to London Victoria Station - or to Brighton, and the Southern railway net.
The "Gatwick Express" is direct to Victoria (but not cheap...)
https://www.gatwickexpress.com/index.as ... 820D8D4A56}

The railway station :

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Airport official website :

http://www.gatwickairport.com/


Gatwick Aviation Museum :

Not far from the airport, you can see it at take-off, but not easy to reach unless by car - and rarely open - look at the website :
http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk/

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