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Stansted airport is calling on the government to use the new East Anglia rail franchise as an opportunity to adopt a joined-up approach to tackling rail and aviation capacity issues, which includes a 40-minute rail journey time between the airport and central London.
The airport has highlighted 12 key commitments it wants as part of the new franchise which comes into operation in October 2016 when East Anglia takes over the line.
The requests include:
Stansted said it has the ability to serve more than 40 million passengers a year over the next 10 years.
Stansted managing director Andrew Harrison, said: “The new franchise provides a timely and significant opportunity for Government to bring together improvements to rail services and rail infrastructure in a way that will be hugely beneficial for passengers, and enable Stansted to play its full part in meeting the UK's capacity needs.
“In tendering the new franchise, it is important that the Department for Transport recognises the urgent need for improvements in rail connectivity to Stansted. The new franchise will enable the department to deliver improved rail infrastructure and improved train services in parallel, providing the maximum benefit for airport users and commuters alike,” he added.