Barcelona El Prat airport rail link breaks ground

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SPAIN: The construction of the 268.4 million euro Barcelona-El Prat Airport Rail Link project has been officially started by the Minister of Development Ana Pastor on Wednesday 22 June.

The work for construction has been awarded back in 2010.

Barcelona ElPrat Minister

The Minister stressed that the new air-rail link will benefit 7 to 9 million passengers a year, making El Prat one of the best connected airports in Europe.

The trains will stop at both terminals T1 and T2, connecting the airport to Barcelona’s commuter rail network via Sants station in approximately 19 minutes.

Pastor pointed out that Barcelona-El Prat Airport is one of the top 10 airports in Europe. In 2014 the airport recorded 37.5 million passengers, 6.7% more than in 2013. The Minister said that 2015 is on track to exceed the record numbers of last year, having already served 18 million passengers by the end of June, 4.8% more than in the same period last year.

The Minister said that “the combined effect of the new airport rail link and the Metro will provide optimum accessibility to the airport, which will translate into further increase in passenger numbers”.

The construction work of the new 4.5km rail link will be executed by the Joint Venture Company formed by the Copcisa, Sacyr and Ferrovial-Agroman Consctruction.