From Iceland — Plans For Keflavík-Reykjavík Train Drawn Up

Plans For Keflavík-Reykjavík Train Drawn Up

Published March 31, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Anthony Ramos/Creative Commons

The train station for the proposed rail between Keflavík and Reykjavík has been drawn up, taking the dream one step closer to reality.

MBL reports that the station is a part of the so-called “master plan” to develop Keflavík International Airport to a greater extent. It also so happens that there is a parliamentary resolution to assess the economic feasibility of a train system in the capital area.

Talk of a train between the airport and the capital has been many years in the making. The idea of combining a rail to and from the airport with a rail system within Reykjavík was brought up in 2011. Two years later, the actual costs of such a project were further researched, with the assessment led by Bífröst University rector Runólfur Ágústsson.

Most recently, last June plans were brought up to include a tunnel under the city in the idea, with an estimation of 10 years placed on completion of the project.

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