Work's started on a new £225-million pound rail link at Luton Airport.
The Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) will connect Parkway Station to the terminal with a journey time from Luton Airport Parkway to the airport terminal in under four minutes. It will also link the airport to central London within 30 minutes.
Work should be complete by 2021, with 500 construction jobs created over the next three years.
Earlier a ground-breaking ceremony took place with Lord Porter of Spalding, Chairman of the Local Government Association, turning the first sods of earth.
- Watch a computer animation of how the DART will look.
The cost of the Luton DART is around £200 million; including construction of the stations, and associated infrastructure, and an additional £25 million has been allocated for a new Network Rail overbridge at Luton Airport Parkway railway station.