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Traveller Alert: Your Gatwick airport journey could be impacted today


LONDON: If you’re travelling from UK’s Gatwick Airport might, then your journey might be impacted today (Monday, January 23, 2017).

According to the airport’s tweet, a planned strike by RMT conductors will result in significant disruption of services.

“We are expecting significant disruption to rail services to and from Gatwick… Southern and Gatwick Express services are likely to be disrupted. Thameslink services are not expected to be affected by the strike. Great Western services to Reading will not be affected. From 24 January, Southern plan to operate a normal timetable,” it said.

It advised passengers to plan their journey in advance and allow plenty of extra time to get to the airport.

Gatwick Airport witnessed significant disruption earlier this month also to and from the airport on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, and Friday 13 January due to train drivers’ strike.

The airport last week announced it’ll be the first UK airport to join more than 80 of the world’s most influential companies in a programme designed to generate a massive increase in the demand for renewable electricity as it also announced that it will be carbon neutral by the spring.

Gatwick has been purchasing 100% renewable electricity since 2013 and is one of three new companies to join the RE100 alliance in an announcement made during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

In 2016, Gatwick Airport increased its lead as the world’s most efficient single-runway airport – with 43 million passengers now travelling through the airport each year.

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