Airport warning ahead of NO TRAINS to station over two days

Gatwick Airport Station <i>(Image: Google)</i>
Gatwick Airport Station (Image: Google)

Holidaymakers have been warned to plan ahead as train strikes mean no service to one of the busiest airports in the country over two days.

Passengers going through Gatwick Airport will have to make alternative arrangements as train drivers walk out amid a dispute over pay.

On Wednesday, May 31, and Saturday, June 3, there will be no trains running to or from Gatwick all day.

The strike action by transport union Aslef will bring much of the country's rail network to a halt over the two days.

Airport bosses are advising passengers to book their journeys to the terminals in advance as taxi services are expected to be extremely busy.

On Friday, May 12, traffic on the M23 near Gatwick Airport slowed to a crawl as cars to and from the airport packed the roads around the airport.

Metrobus, National Express and The Airline all run services to and from the airport but tickets are selling fast.

Jenny Saunders, customer services director at GTR, said: “We’re sorry that this period of industrial action is again likely to disrupt travel and people’s plans, especially during half term week and for events such as the Derby Festival where no rail services will be available on either Friday or Saturday.

“We urge passengers to check before they travel for the latest information, particularly as on some days there will be no train services at all and there may be later start-ups, busier services and early finishes on the other days.”