London Luton Airport peoplemover approved
UK: Luton Borough Council, the owner of London Luton Airport, has approved the construction of a 2·3 km automated peoplemover linking the terminal building with Luton Airport Parkway station. The cost is put at £200m, with the peoplemover due to open by the end of 2020.
Replacing the current bus link from the station is expected to cut the shortest journey times between central London and the airport to less than 30 min. The airport handled 14∙6 million passengers in 2016, and the peoplemover is expected to support a £110m project to increase the airport’s capacity by 50% to 18 million passengers/year by 2020.