Gatwick Express and Southern...again

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barrykas

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Afternoon all,

Just to muddy the waters on the Southern/GatEx saga again, today I took in a Rail Travel Voucher issued by Southern and sporting both the GatEx and Southern logos. Good innit?

Cheers,

Barry
 
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jon0844

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These two totally separate companies must have agreed to work together on a joint promotion. It doesn't mean that one company called Southern Railway Ltd is the same as another called Southern Railway Ltd.

To suggest otherwise would be crazy and might result in you being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
 

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Don't worry gents, I have the official word from the inside to clear this up (this is genuinely what a GX gateline member of staff told me):

Southern and Gatwick Express ARE the same company, but as GX is faster [all two minutes of it!], that justifies the separate brand and extra six quid you get fleeced of.

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barrykas

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Southern and Gatwick Express ARE the same company, but as GX is faster [all two minutes of it!], that justifies the separate brand and extra six quid you get fleeced of.
Except, as we all know from the ASA telling them off, GatEx isn't the fastest way from Gatwick Airport to central London. That goes to First Capital Connect, at 28 minutes to London Bridge.

Cheers,

Barry
 

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Except, as we all know from the ASA telling them off, GatEx isn't the fastest way from Gatwick Airport to central London. That goes to First Capital Connect, at 28 minutes to London Bridge.

Cheers,

Barry
In all fairness to Southern / gat ex the FCC time doesnt include the standard 5 minute waiting time outside London Bridge (or the late arrival there) fortunately theres loads of padding through central london to be back on time at St Pancras. Also London Bridge is hardly central London its Southwark and I doubt many foreign tourists will be staying at hotels in that locality.



 

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In all fairness to Southern / gat ex the FCC time doesnt include the standard 5 minute waiting time outside London Bridge (or the late arrival there) fortunately theres loads of padding through central london to be back on time at St Pancras. Also London Bridge is hardly central London its Southwark and I doubt many foreign tourists will be staying at hotels in that locality.



Its all relative. Personally I find Victoria and paddington a little too inconvenient. They're both West London in my eyes.
 

calc7

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Its all relative. Personally I find Victoria and paddington a little too inconvenient. They're both West London in my eyes.
Agreed on Paddington, and Victoria is certainly no more convenient than London Bridge.
 
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