East Midlands Railway to Refurbish Luton Airport Express Trains

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is investing 27.6 million GBP in a train refurbishment programme for the Luton Airport Express.

This project will refurbish the fleet of electric class 360 Luton Airport Express trains with new 2+2 seating in both airline-style and bay seats. In addition, the refurbished trains will offer expanded luggage racks, new charging points and passenger information systems.

London Luton Airport (LLA) passengers travelling via the Luton Airport Express are set to benefit from revamped facilities
London Luton Airport (LLA) passengers travelling via the Luton Airport Express are set to benefit from revamped facilities
Alberto Martin, CEO of London Luton Airport, said:

“The Luton Airport Express service has brought London Luton Airport even closer to central London, with a faster, more frequent and more convenient service that, including the Luton DART, takes around 30 minutes door-to-door. This investment from EMR is exciting news and will deliver an enhanced on-board passenger experience, with improved interiors and modernised technology, strengthening the appeal of rail as a sustainable travel option for passengers travelling to and from the airport.”

The Luton Airport Express service launched 12 months ago, along with its connection to the terminal via the Luton DART automated people mover. Over 530,000 passengers have since used the service.

Meanwhile, the electric automated people mover has transported over 2.7 million passengers between Luton Airport Parkway railway station and the terminal.

Will Rogers, Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, said: 

“This multi-million-pound investment is fantastic news for Luton Airport Express passengers and will redefine their travel experience, offering them more convenience, comfort and better facilities. We have seen the number of passengers grow by more than 40 percent since the service linked up with the DART 12 months ago, providing a faster, more convenient and environmentally friendly way to get to and from London Luton Airport.”

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