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Written by Tony Rispoli - 07 Aug 2006
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Location notes
A bridge on the Brighton Main Line just south of Gatwick Airport station. London is a short train ride away as is Brighton.
Railway type and traffic
Classes 319 (in various liveries), 377 mainly. The class 460 'Gatwick Express' units will only run into the station and not pass under the bridge. There is also an occasional Class 220s Voyager.
Environment
A very quiet bridge over the south of Gatwick Airport station.
Road directions
M23 from Brighton or London and you will find the Airport well sign-posted! However I suggest you drive to Horley and take a train 1 stop.

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Gatwick Airport footbridge map co-ordinates
Parking
Best to park at Horley and take a train to the airport unless you want to pay Airport parking charges.
Public transport
Go to Gatwick Airport station, enter the terminal and leave the airport turning to your right. When you reach the end of the terminal buildings you will see a car rental facility, walk through their car park and you will see a footpath sign, this will lead to the bridge.

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Amenities
Gatwick Airport has all the amenities you will need!
Accommodation
Gatwick Airport should has plenty of hotels, although they may not be cheap!
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Gatwick Airport footbridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
Gatwick Airport footbridge general view map
Gatwick Airport footbridge close up map

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Gatwick Airport footbridge



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Photographic notes
A very quiet footbridge, nobody ever uses it!! You can video, shoot in both directions with no problems.
The line is north south facing so it will favour southbound shots during most of the day. You may find you get some noise from the odd aircraft passing overhead.


General views - All photographs © Tony Rispoli unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


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