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Public Transportation Market Share by Airport 103 London Gatwick (31% Market Share) Market Share European/Asian Rank Airport Total Rail Bus 15 Gatwick Airport 31% 24% 7% SOURCE: CAA Passenger Survey Report 2004 (30) The Airport. Gatwick Airport is 30 miles southwest of central London; travel takes more than 1 hour by automobile. Taxi service can cost around $70, depending on the time of day and on other factors. Gatwick Airport served more than 34 MAP in 2006. Connections at the Airport. For travelers arriving at Gatwick's South Terminal, the walk from customs clearance to the mezzanine level above the station is less than 500 feet, shorter than the walk to the automobile curb or garage. Rail and bus users arriving at the new North Termi- nal must use a people-mover shuttle to the original terminal complex. Gatwick Express managers have encouraged Gatwick Airport managers to allow the use of baggage carts on the people mover, which is not usually allowed at major airports. The baggage carts, however, cannot be taken beyond the mezzanine level of the rail station to the rail platforms below. A heavily used bus terminal is located adjacent to the South terminal building. Rail. Gatwick Airport is part of one of the first integrated air-rail projects in the world. At present, rail services attract about 20% of airline passengers. The airport is served by both shared and dedicated rail services. The dedicated service, the Gatwick Express, runs to London's Victo- ria Station. The non-stop service to Victoria Station, which takes about 30 minutes, runs every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. In 2007, the Gatwick Express charged about $29 for a one-way ticket. In addition to the dedicated Gatwick Express service, a variety of shared services are oper- ated. The general-purpose railway runs a near-express service (it has a 35-minute travel time) as part of a larger commuter corridor service. Five trains are operated per hour, at a lower fare than the Gatwick Express. In addition, the Thameslink railway serves destinations in London's finan- cial district, operating to London Bridge Station and Kings Cross Station at similar running times. Baggage-Handling Strategy. Gatwick Airport's pioneering downtown check-in service was discontinued by British Airways in 2003 (see Chapter 5 for further discussion). Bus. Bus service is operated to Victoria Station every hour, with more than a 1-hour travel time. The fare to Victoria Station is around $14. Market Characteristics. The dedicated Gatwick Express dominates the market to central London, capturing 60% of that market, with the shared rail getting 7%. Buses capture 15%, and taxis capture only 8%. The private automobile captures only 10%. Of those riding the train, 71% are airline passengers (35). Geneva (28% Market Share) Market Share European/Asian Rank Airport Total Rail Bus 16 Geneva International 28% 21% 7% Airport SOURCE: Vergleich internationaler Flughfen (27 ) The Airport. Geneva International Airport at Cointrin, which served more than 9 MAP in 2005, is 3 miles northwest of downtown Geneva. A major mode transfer station has been built