Opportunities for Fixed Rail Service to Airports

by William J. Sproule, Univ of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,
Srinivasa Mandalapu, Univ of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: International Air Transportation: A New International Airport


With the increase in air passenger traffic and related ground access congestion many cities are examining potential links between regional transit systems and their airports. A working group of the Landside Committee has recently undertaken a study to prepare an inventory of the existing fixed rail services and summarize experience and lessons to assist planners in examining potential links. This paper provides an overview of preliminary findings following a literature review.

Subject Headings: Air traffic | Rail transportation | Airports and airfields | Traffic congestion | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Inventories | Passengers

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