Abu Dhabi’s new Midfield Terminal set to feature metro link to airport

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By Shereen El Gazzar www.thenational.ae

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) is in talks with the Department of Transport to provide road and railway connectivity to the new Midfield Terminal project.

“Part of the connectivity of the Midfield Terminal includes a significant interchange with the Department of Transport to link [the terminal] to the main highway,” said Tony Douglas, the chief executive of Adac.

Adac is also planning to provision space for a light rail or metro, once the project is ready.

“The metro is part of a broader Abu Dhabi transport plan. However, we’ve been asked to make a provision inside the terminal, so as when it happens, there’s a place for it to connect,” Mr Douglas added.

The Midfield Terminal is key to the expansion plans of Abu Dhabi International Airport which is undergoing rapid growth, driven by the route expansion of Etihad Airways.

Etihad, which demonstrated an aggressive buying spree at last month’s Dubai Airshow, is planning to have by 2020 more than 160 aircraft and nine fleet types that include 10 Airbus A380s and 41 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. More info

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