Aeroport railway station (el Prat)

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Aeroport railway station (English: Airport) is a commuter railway station at Terminal 2 of Barcelona–El Prat Airport in the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat. It is served by Rodalies service.

Location

The station is located opposite of the airport's terminal 2B to which it is connected by an elevated walkway. Main Terminal 1 is about 5 km away and passengers need to use a free shuttle bus between Terminal 1 and the train station.

Services

The station is served by line Rodalies Barcelona Line 2 of Rodalies Barcelona. Services run from Maçanet-Massanes station, with major stops in Barcelona at Passeig de Gràcia (north of Plaça de Catalunya) and Barcelona's main station for long distance trains Barcelona Sants.
Throughout the day there are two departures per hour.

Future

With completion of Terminal 1, two underground stations (Barcelona Metro line 9) and two railway stations were intended to serve both of the airport terminals. Due to budget cutbacks and planning shortfalls, these stations have been delayed several times. The original completion date of 2008 has since been tentatively changed to some time in 2014, although no date is available at present (January 2014).
It is also planned to build a high speed branch of Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail line.
Effects on the current station are not yet known.

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