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easyBus to the Rescue at Gatwick North Terminal

Dépèche transmise le 17 septembre 2009 par PRNewswire

LONDON, September 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-cost airport transfer coach operator, easyBus, will be the only direct public transport link from Gatwick's North Terminal to London for a period of over seven months, commencing September 2009, when the airport's terminal transfer transit is taken out of service for a major overhaul lasting well into the summer of 2010.

Passengers who might otherwise have used the rail service to London, which operates from the South Terminal building, can enjoy a massive fare saving too, if they take advantage of easyBus' lowest online fare of GBP2, available to early bookers - a saving of nearly GBP15 on the rail fare. BAA Gatwick are quoting connecting times of 20 minutes for the replacement bus service to the South Terminal, so there is no real time disadvantage to passengers opting to take the easyBus instead of the so-called express rail option. Journeys can take less than an hour to London, though slightly longer times can be expected during busier periods.

The new inter-terminal transit system at Gatwick Airport ( p) is being installed as part of the airport's GBP1 billion investment programme. From 28 September 2009 until May 2010, a replacement bus service will operate between Gatwick's North and South Terminals. The service will run every three minutes during the day (04.00 to 18.00) and every six minutes at night. South Terminal passengers still wishing to take advantage of the cheaper easyBus fares can still do so by taking the airport's bus shuttle to the North Terminal. BAA advise passengers to allow 20 minutes to transfer between terminals during this period.

Jonathan Crick, easyBus CEO, "Time is money, why waste it? Also, why pay over GBP30 or more to get into London and back by train. Booking an easyBus return trip from GBP4 online before flying will get you a guaranteed seat on one of our air-conditioned coaches."

Tickets can also be purchased from the easyBus ticket desk located conveniently right at Gatwick North arrivals or, if travelling to the airport from London, from the easyBus driver at their Fulham Broadway terminus. easyBus have recently revamped online booking service and one of the quickest and simplest online booking processes takes about two minutes to complete. The best fares are available to early bookers and if your flight gets in late, you can hop on the next service with available seats. Services operate up to every 20 minutes from the stop which is just seconds from the arrivals hall in the North Terminal.

easyBus also offers airport transfers ( ) between London Victoria and both London Stansted and London Luton ( ) airports, with online fares also starting at just GBP2.

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About easyBus.co.uk

- easyBus was founded in 2004 by Stelios, the founder of easyJet. - Over two million passengers have travelled with easyBus since the travel brand first launched. - easyBus operates fast non-stop airport transfers between Central London and London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton airports. - easyBus tickets start from GBP2 online; the earlier travellers book online, the more they can save. - Tickets may also be bought from the easyBus ticket desks in London airport arrivals. - Book online at www.easyBus.co.uk . Follow easyBus on Twitter at Twitter.com/easyBus

Other information about the BAA Gatwick transit replacement:

In advance of the Gatwick transit being taken out of service, a number of trials will take place during September. Therefore on the following dates all terminal transfers at Gatwick will be by bus:

- Saturday 12 September 0400 to 1600 - Sunday 13 September 0400 to 1600 - Tuesday 15 September - closed all day. Re-opens Wednesday 16 September 0400 - Thursday 17 September - closed all day. Re-opens Friday 17 September 0400 - Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September - closed. Re-opens Monday 21 September 0400 - Tuesday 22 September to Thursday 24 September - closed. Re-opens Friday 25 September 0400.

From Monday 28 September, the transit will be fully closed until May 2010 when the first of the new shuttles comes into service, followed by the second at the end of July. The new shuttle service will be fully operational at the beginning of August 2010.

CONTACT: Address: easyOffice, The Rotunda, 42 - 43 Gloucester Crescent,Camden Town, London, NW1 7DL Name: Derek Wilson Tel: +44-(0)207-0224904

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