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Gibbs Report – Gatwick Airport Station Should Be Transferred To Gatwick Airport

The Gibbs Report, says that the Gatwick Airport station should be transferred to Gatwick Airport.

The Gibbs Report says this about the development of the station.

The scheme to provide additional concourse and platform capacity at Gatwick Airport has £120.5m assigned to it in CP5, with a £30m contribution from Gatwick Airport Limited (“GAL”).

Since the original concept was developed, the specification and costs have risen significantly, but not been matched by the budget, which has remained fixed. The outputs now fall far short of GAL’s expectations and ambitions, and do not meet Network Rail’s own Station Capacity Planning Guidance (2015).

The report then recommends that Gatwick Airport station, be sold to the Airport, with the Airport assuming responsibility for the development.

Conclusion

Chris Gibbs makes a compelling case for the proposal.

How many other stations could be developed in this way?

There must be quite a few sporting, leisure and shopping venues, where a rail station lies inside or very close to the venue, where combining the station with a new development will be to everybody’s advantage.

In the GTR area, perhaps Falmer station should become part of the Amex Stadium.

 

July 7, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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