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Railways: Stansted Airport

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if officials in her Department will meet representatives of Central Trains to discuss the possibility of providing earlier weekday and weekend services between Peterborough and Stansted Airport. (154066)

Responsibility for train services between Peterborough and Stansted Airport will transfer from Central Trains to Arriva Trains Cross Country on 11 November. The issue of service enhancement to and from Stansted Airport was raised with bidders as part of the franchise bidding process.

Arriva Trains Cross Country have confirmed to the Department that they are seeking improved services to and from the airport and are actively exploring options for the December 2008 timetable change.