Railways: Gatwick

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Harrison Lord Harrison Chair, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the provision of improved rail links to and from Gatwick, including an improved high-quality and dedicated express railway link into London.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government appreciate the importance of high quality surface access links to our major airports.

In line with the Government's policy on rail franchising, bidders for the new combined Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern franchise will be required to consider the needs of different rail user groups, including those who are travelling to Gatwick and those bound for other destinations such as commuters.

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