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Safety of London Train Station/ Gatwick Express @ night

Old Oct 17th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Safety of London Train Station/ Gatwick Express @ night

Hi,

I will be traveling by myself from London to Gatwick around 11 PM on a Tuesday night. I could take a taxi or I could take the Gatwick Express. Is the train station safe at that time of the night? What about the train itself?

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Old Oct 17th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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You 100% DO NOT want to take a taxi in from LGW. It will take a long time and cost a fortune.

The Gatwick Express is totally safe. Then you can take a taxi from Victoria to your hotel if you prefer not to use the tube/buses late at night.

Where is your final destination in London?
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Old Oct 17th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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You could get the cheaper Southern Trains service from Victoria or a First Capital Connect (formerly Thameslink) service from a number of stattions including Kings Cross Thameslink & London Bridge.

Check out the Journeyplanner on www.tfl.gov.uk as it may save you a lot of travelling time & money

As for the stations, most ofr the major stations will still be reasonably busy at 11:00pm so just take the normal precautions you'd take in any city
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Old Oct 17th, 2006, 03:17 PM
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You could also take a Southern train from Victoria to Gatwick. Only ten minutes slower than the Gatwick Express and definitely cheaper (9.00 GBP).
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Old Oct 17th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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The First Capital Connect train from Kings Cross Thameslink costs 10.00 GBP.
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Old Oct 17th, 2006, 06:08 PM
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Don't worry, its safe.
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