Posted 2nd July 2008 | 3 Comments
Take-Off For Airport Station Plans
The approved plans should increase use of public transport to Robin Hood Airport and the surrounding region.
PLANS for a new two-platform station on the Doncaster to Lincoln line to serve Robin Hood Airport, submitted by the Peel Airports Group, have been approved by Doncaster Council, and discussions on feasibility and design details of the proposal are now taking place with Network Rail and train operators.
Currently, the business case and timetable are being studied to assess possibilities of some existing services calling at the new station, but dedicated airport links remain a longer term aspiration.
In partnership with regional development authority Yorkshire Forward, Doncaster Council is committed to developing the airport during the coming years, and plans include a 250-space car park as part of the development as well as a reserved route for a future rail link direct to the new airport terminal. Construction could begin in 2012.
Robin Hood Airport’s environment manager Clare Wilson said: “Some seven per cent of our passengers use public transport to access the airport which opened just over three years ago. We are confident that future enhancement will increase that usage further and improve access across the region.”
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