From Iceland — Airport Train Within 10 Years

Airport Train Within 10 Years

Published July 8, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photo by
Natsha Nandabhiwat

An express train from Keflavík airport to Reykjavík’s Central Bus Station (BSÍ) could be a reality within the next 10 years, reports RÚV.

It is estimated that roughly half the travellers on layover in Iceland would take advantage of the train and the approximate travel time for the train is expected to be between 15-19 minutes.

The new proposal, presented at Reykjavík’s Central Bus Station yesterday, includes plans for a 47 kilometre long track and trains with an average speed of 180 km per hour. The tracks would be located just south of Reykjanesbraut, the highway from the airport to Reykjavík. The train would travel the last 12 kilometres under the city via tunnel.

The expected cost of the project is projected at 102 billion ISK and the revenue for the first year is projected at 10.5 billion ISK.

“At some point we have to start thinking big,” said Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson. “These are big numbers and it’s an ambitious plan but I believe that if we will get people to continue to work towards this and see if something exciting and constructive doesn’t come out of it.

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