Railways: Luton Airport

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Labour/Co-operative, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether consultation on the East Midlands rail franchise will take into account the volume of air passengers at London Luton Airport; and what assessment he has made of the (a) economic, (b) social and (c) environmental merits of improved rail services related to that franchise to that airport.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

All options for future East Midlands services are subject to analysis of the potential benefits and consultation with stakeholders, which is currently ongoing. This consultation explicitly raises the issue of services to Luton Airport Parkway.

The formal public consultation continues until 11 October and will inform the future franchise specification.

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