Rapid City Link

1978–1984

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The Gatwick Express began as Rapid City Link Gatwick-London in 1978.

Gatwick Express

1984–1987

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The non-stop service launched in 1984 and was invariably branded as Railair Link or Gatwick Express.

1987–1994

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In conjunction with the new InterCity logo, Gatwick Express also received a new logo.

1994–2000

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Gatwick Express was privatised in 1994 two years before the rest of the railway network. It officially became a franchise in 1996.

2000–2016

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In 2009, the Gatwick Express franchise merged with the South Central franchise although it retained its own branding. In mid 2015, Gatwick Express (along with Southern) became part of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise.

2016–present

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InterCity
British Rail sector
Gatwick Express
Part of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise.
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