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Auckland Airport sets aside enough land for a rail link and underground station

April 7, 2014 Airport No Comments Email Email

Auckland Airport will significantly upgrade its transport infrastructure to cope with the tripling of passengers to 40 million per year in 2044.

The number of daily trips to and from the airport is forecast to increase from 63,000 today to 140,000 in 2044.

“We are working closely with Auckland Council and the Government to ensure that Auckland’s transport infrastructure is developed ‘in sync’ with the expansion we are expecting at the airport over the next 30 years,” says Auckland Airport’s chief executive, Adrian Littlewood.

“We have set aside enough land for a rail corridor through the airport precinct to the terminal, and for an underground station at our new combined domestic and international terminal building.”

“We have also designed space for an additional express bus service, created extra bus lanes and improved facilities for local buses and shuttles.”

“The airport is planning improved northern and eastern access roads in the future with terminal-bound traffic separated from commercial and other traffic. This will make travel to and from the airport safer, more convenient and easier for everyone.”

“We already provide more than 7,000 parking spaces and we are planning to build two more multi-story car parking buildings, with pedestrian walkways connecting to the new terminal.”

“The airport is already New Zealand’s leading travel, trade and tourism hub and its forecast growth means it will be even more significant in the future.”

“Our 30-year transport vision will reduce congestion, improve travel times and be better for the environment.  To achieve these objectives we will work closely with local communities, businesses, Auckland Council and the Government,” says Mr Littlewood.

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