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Railways: Aldergrove Airport

Volume 684: debated on Thursday 20 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have carried out a study into the possibility of a rail link to Aldergrove airport; if so, when and what were the results; and, if not, whether they propose to undertake such a study.[HL7020]

No study into the possibility of a rail link to Belfast International Airport has been undertaken. An airport is considered to need at least 10 million passengers per annum throughput to sustain a viable rail link. As current passenger figures at BIA are around 5 million, there are no plans to undertake such a study in the foreseeable future.