Edinburgh Airport invests £20 million to improve transport access
A new dedicated taxi facility at Edinburgh Airport will help passengers secure a seamless experience as they travel beyond the airport.
Over £20 million is being invested at Edinburgh Airport as part of ongoing development works that are focused on transport improvements.
As part of the first phase of the development project, a new East Terminus dedicated to the airport’s licensed taxi operation will be completed by May 2020. Black cabs and private-hire vehicles will have a dedicated space with the aim of making it easier for passengers to travel beyond the airport.
The east side of the airport will be home to the new taxi rank, adjacent to the tram stop, and will be accessed by using a road over the old runway, easing congestion on roads surrounding the airport at peak travel times. The second phase of the development will ease congestion further by focusing on a new access road and improving the drop-off space by moving to the new facility.
Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, said: “As an airport, we provide quick and easy travel to destinations all over the world – that trip starts and ends here, so making it easier for people to get to and from the airport is important to us.
“As well as making it easier for licensed taxis to drop off and pick up passengers, this multi-million-pound project will also see the construction of a new access road, helping to ease the congestion we currently see on Eastfield Road at peak times.
“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”.
The terminus will additionally feature a new bridge and covered walkways for passengers, a self-service kiosk for bookings and a new waiting area reserved for passengers with reduced mobility.