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Old February 11th 04, 08:51 PM posted to
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Default Gatwick Express/Gold Card/Gatwick ticket machines

"James Farrar" wrote in message
Roland Perry wrote:

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Remind, me, who operates Gatwick??

Network Rail. :-)

Well, the logos at the ticket office say Gatwick Express.

In which case, they're out of date. lists Gatwick Airport
station as an NR Major Station. ISTR they took it over relatively


GEX itself is owned by BAA, is it not?

National Express was the original franchisee for the period 1996-2011.
Has it changed hands - I don't think so.

If so, I stand corrected. I may be confusing it with HEX?

James Farrar |
London, SE23 |

Indeed - GEX is run by National Express.

HEX is *owned* by BAA PLC (it is NOT a franchise).

Stansted Express (which I shall not similarly abbreviate!) is run by WAGN.

However, they are all linked in a marketing alliance called the 'Airport
Express Alliance'