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The UK Department for Transport has launched new rail services between Cambridge and Stansted airport.
The new services, which were unveiled today (July 21) by rail minister Claire Perry, will double the number of off-peak trains running between Cambridge and Stansted and provide 1,700 seats a day.
Eight extra trains will run in each direction between 0930 and 2200, in addition to the existing services operated by CrossCountry.
“Strong transport links are the key to our long-term economic plan, which is why we are investing £38 billion over the next 5 years on maintaining and improving our railways,” said Perry.
“I am pleased to see companies like Abellio, Cross Country and Stansted airport working together to give passengers better services.”
The deal was made possible after the government signed a new direct award franchise agreement with AGA that will also provide new rolling stock on the Great Eastern Main Line between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London.
The increase in services between Cambridge and Stansted airport is in line with the recommendations of the Airports Commission’s study into airport capacity in the UK.