Brisbane Airport expansion likely to include a monorail

A MONORAIL is likely to be the centrepiece of a planned $2.5 billion expansion of Brisbane Airport.

Passenger numbers at the airport are expected to more than double in the next 20 years to 48.7 million per year by 2033-34, according to the Brisbane Airport Corporation's Preliminary Draft Master Plan.

A "mass transit system" has been proposed by airport chiefs to deal with the passenger boom, with the track circulating between the international, domestic and parking area. Extra stations could also be added if required.

Depending on the vehicles chosen, the system could handle 3200 passengers per hour per direction, with journey lasting no longer than five minutes.

"Due to existing site constraints, the track design would be predominantly elevated," the report says.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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