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Edinburgh Airport forecourt upgrading begins

08 March 2010

Edinburgh Airport has today (Monday 8th March) commenced work on upgrading and improving its forecourt, as part of continuing programme of investment in its facilities.

The essential work, which will see the current set of concrete blocks replaced with steel coated concrete bollards, will improve both the look and the security of the forecourt area. The bus lane will also be resurfaced and other general upgrades made.

The work will last until mid June and will mean that whilst a through lane will remain open, no traffic will able to stop in front of the terminal.

All public bus services will be temporarily located to the coach park adjacent to the main terminal with passengers directed to them with a range of signs and information leaflets. The coach park will also be moved for the duration of the work.

Taxi drop-off has already been relocated to a new permanent position which has eliminated the need for passengers to cross the road to get from their taxi to the terminal.

The £3m project is part of a wider programme of investment and development at Edinburgh Airport, which will see a new security hall and upgraded departure lounge open this year.

Gordon Dewar, Managing Director, Edinburgh Airport, said: "I'd like to thank passengers in advance for their patience whilst we upgrade this important part of Edinburgh Airport.

"We're constantly striving to improve our service to airlines and passengers and our ongoing investment programme is at the foundation of this.

"We're working hard with our bus company partners to ensure that there is no confusion for passengers and that they are able to continue to give the fantastic service that they currently do."

Edinburgh Airport is the UK's fastest growing airport and at 27% has one of the highest public transport access rates in the UK for an airport without a rail link.