London Luton Airport has submitted a response to the East Midlands Railway consultation on their proposed December timetable.
The document welcomes the operator’s proposal to introduce a Luton Airport Express service.
The proposed timetable sees the introduction of a half hourly non-stop service between London St Pancras and Luton Airport Parkway operated by electric trains.
The express service would be separately branded, and run every 30 minutes between 06:00 and 22:00, with additional late night and early morning services to serve departures from the airport.
The proposals would also see the introduction of a half hourly service from Corby and other stations in the East Midlands to the airport, allowing passengers to travel from these towns to the airport in under an hour.
LLA has campaigned extensively for an express rail service, supported by national and local business groups including easyJet, the CBI, and Federation of Small Businesses, who all recognise the benefits that a direct rail link would bring to the local community and the national economy.
This includes a reduction of up to 70,000 car journeys to the airport a year.
A final decision on the proposed timetable is expected to be made by Network Rail in late spring, with the…