10 JULY 2017


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Article from BTNews 10 JULY 2017

Doncaster Airport train link?

A rail connection from the East Coast Mainline to a Doncaster Sheffield Airport station has moved a step closer after Doncaster Council and Sheffield’s Local Enterprise Partnership commissioned a feasibility study.

The process, which is hoped to be completed by the end of the year, will also consider the strategic business case for a link, which will be awarded through a competitive bidding process.

Airport chief executive Steve Gill said: “Doncaster Sheffield is one of few UK regional airport sites with unconstrained physical and airspace capacity. The runway can accommodate 25m passengers a year, providing an international gateway for the east side of the country.

“An airport station could mean London is less than 80min train travel away, and in many places quicker than travelling across to Heathrow or Gatwick on already congested routes.”

Gill said the proposal could also boost international trade, deliver improved regional connectivity, contribute toward government strategy to rebalance the economy and deliver much needed UK aviation capacity, complementing planned investment in South East airports.

He added: “These aspirational designs we’ve released aim to show the scale of our ambition for the station and we hope they inspire people to get behind this proposal.”


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