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London Luton Airport Lobbies For Rail Service

The rate of passengers is increasing day by day at London Luton Airport. People are demanding for more facilities and the authorities of London Luton Airport is trying to accommodate all the travellers more efficiently. There is a need for expansion at LLA to facilitate the passengers. The continuous growth of the travellers not only increasing at the airport, but also at the Parkway station.

The local authorities of Luton said that there is a need of 15 minute rail service between London’s St. Pancras and parking way station which connects to the airport through five-minute bus transfer. The problem is that Parkway station is on a main line, but only one train per hour comes there for the passengers and due to increase in the number of passengers, there is a rush on the station.

Luton Borough Council is lobbying the Department For Transport as DFT prepares the new franchise tendering process for East Midlands Trains, which is due until 2018 and whose trains would provide faster service.

Four Fast Trains at Parkway Station

It is estimated that moving to four fast trains per hour at Parkway station means that the proportion of passenger will more than double to 30%. They are planning to increase the capacity by 50% for 18 million passengers by 2020.

The Chief Executive of London Luton Airport, Nick Barton said:

“Committing to four fast trains per hour to Luton Airport Parkway through the new EMT franchise agreement would fit exactly in line with this ambition.”

Review
The number of passengers is increasing continuously at London Luton Airport and the authorities are planning to increase 50% capacity for 18 million passengers. It is a good initiative that was taken by the authorities of LLA to increase four fast trains at a parkway station for the passengers.

Source: UK Airport News
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  Posted by Richard O Maille on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

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