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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 08:15

Luton airport to gain express rail link with London

Written by  Paul Rollason
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Luton airport will gain a frequent fast link with London as part of a £600 million package of rail improvements.

A Luton airport express-style service is to be operated by a new fleet of electric trains.

The upgraded rail connection is due to start by December 2020 with fast trains between London St Pancras and Luton airport Parkway station every 30 minutes.

East Midlands Railway (EMR) trains will also serve Luton, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Bedford.

The airport initiative follows Dutch firm Abellio assigned to operate the East Midlands Railway franchise for the next eight years.

The partnership involves package of more than £600 million investment in improvements to rail services across the East Midlands and between Bedford, Corby, Wellingborough, Kettering, Luton airport Parkway and London St Pancras.

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