Luton Airport is getting an express train to London.
The East Midlands Trains rail franchise passed from Stagecoach to Dutch group Abellio this month.
The rebranded East Midlands Railway has announced a new ‘Luton Airport Express’ service between London St Pancras and Luton Airport Parkway, starting in December 2020.
Details are very sketchy. The service will run every 30 minutes from a dedicated platform at St Pancras. It is not clear if it will run non-stop or not, although the airport claims it will take ‘under half an hour’ to get from the terminal to St Pancras.
This will need to wait until 2021, however, when the new Direct Air-Rail Transit system – a version of the shuttle train which runs between the satellites at Heathrow T5 – opens, linking the station and the airport.