Edinburgh Airport has announced that it will spend more than £20m (US$25.7m) to improve transport access at the airport as part of ongoing development works.
The first phase of the project will deliver a new East Terminus in May 2020, which will house the airport’s licensed taxi operation for both pick-up and drop-off, making it easier for passengers to get a taxi.
The current rank will move from the ground floor of the multi-storey car park to the east side of the airport, adjacent to the tram stop. Taxis will be able to access the facility by using the road over the old runway, reducing congestion on Eastfield Road at peak times.
The new East Terminus will also provide covered walkways for passengers, a new passenger bridge, a new PRM waiting area and a self-service kiosk for booking private taxis.
The second phase of the project will deliver a new access road to further ease congestion on Eastfield Road and will see the entire drop-off facility move to the new facility.
Gordon Dewar, chief executive, Edinburgh Airport, said, “By investing in our infrastructure, we’ll be able to deliver better access for public transport and increase those travel options for passengers, directly improving their journey.”