London Stansted Airport is seeking financial aid from the UK government to improve its much-criticised rail link from London. Stansted lies approximately 30 miles northeast of the capital but the current Stansted Express rail service, although frequent and re-equipped just a year ago with modern rolling stock, takes between 45 minutes and an hour to traverse what is essentially a branch line. Journey times have actually increased in recent years due to ageing infrastructure, such as ...

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