The Anonymous Widower

Gatwick Airport Station – 30th March 2022

Gatwick Airport station is being upgraded and I took these pictures as I passed through twice today on my way to and from Brighton.

It will be a much bigger and better station when the upgrade is complete.

March 30, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Gatwick Airport station is certainly overdue enlargement, so this is good news. Let’s hope the upgrade includes some more staff, better information and a recognition that not everyone arriving at an international airport speaks English. Then all they have to do is to get the Brighton Line running reliably!

    Sadly, the photos suggest that once again it looks like we’ll be landed with a drab and dismal grey station (shades of the awful Stalinist monochrome of the Jubilee Line Extension). What is it with station designers/architects (I suspect there aren’t any – just engineers) that makes them so afraid of using colour, texture and anything that brings a human scale and interest to the building? Compare recent British station buildings with modern French or Italian railway architecture, or Charles Holden’s fine structures for the LPTB and one or two SR stations such as Surbiton. The latter are all proof that it is possible to have stations that are both stylish and practical.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | March 31, 2022 | Reply

    • I would tend to agree. Although, they can get it better, as they did with the step-free extension at Harrow-on-the Hill, by using in-keeping brickwork and window details.

      Comment by AnonW | March 31, 2022 | Reply


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