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Gatwick Airport passengers to benefit from replacement transit system

Thu, 24 Sep, 2009

Airline passengers parking at Gatwick Airport will soon benefit from a replacement inter-terminal transit system.

The transit, which has been a familiar fixture among passengers since it was installed in 1987, is being replaced as part of Gatwick's £1 billion investment programme.

Having travelled over 2.5 million miles, the existing transit will be taken out of service on September 28th 2009, with the new shuttles set to enter service in May and July 2010.

Passengers concerned about getting to the correct terminal need not worry because a replacement bus service will be in operation from the upper forecourt of both terminals.

This service will run every three minutes during the day and every six minutes during the night.

Since 1987, the car doors of the transit system have opened and closed approximately 3.8 million times, while the equivalent mileage it has travelled equates to more than 100 times around the earth or five return trips to the moon.

Earlier this month, figures from the Civil Aviation Authority revealed that more flights departed from Gatwick Airport on time between April and June than in the same period last year.

Joe Evans

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