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|11 Sep 2017, 1:35 p.m.||Mr Gavin Shuker MP (Independent - Luton South)||Mr Gavin Shuker|
Question to the Department for Transport
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.
Answer (Paul Maynard)
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.