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Old April 12th, 2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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MISC | Airports with integrated train stations

A key aspect to a successful an efficient airport is a variation of connections to other means of transport.
One key factor is having a train station within the airport. Some airports have stations close to the airport, but in my mind having a station directly beneath the departure/arrival hall is how it should be done.

Which airports have this feature?
I think of Stockholm-Arlanda, Copenhagen and London-Heathrow.

Stockholm-Arlanda (where it also works as a free transportation between the ends of the airport):



Copenhagen:


London-Heathrow:
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Old April 12th, 2016, 10:15 PM   #2
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You mean intercity trains, right?
In this case, Amsterdam Schiphol also has a train station beneath the terminal.

On the other hand, probably most of this intermodality corresponds to European airports, since train as a mode of transport for passengers is more extenden here.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 03:46 PM   #3
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You mean intercity trains, right?
In this case, Amsterdam Schiphol also has a train station beneath the terminal.

On the other hand, probably most of this intermodality corresponds to European airports, since train as a mode of transport for passengers is more extenden here.

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Well, usually, but not exclusively.
Stockholm-Arlanda has a direct train service between the city center and the airport.
But it is also a station for inter city trains.

Sure, but I would asume that some asian airports and probably one or two airports in america has that service aswell.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 11:28 PM   #4
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Newark Airport has Amtrak service but to get to the station, you need to take the people mover. Likewise JFK and LIRR.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:58 AM   #5
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Integrated train stations are pretty much standard in German international airports, with only a few exceptions.
But it is difficult to tell whether a train station counts as "integrated" or not by OP's standards.
It's clearly intergrated if it's directly below a terminal. Is it not integrated if it's underground and connected by tunnels, but not directly beneath a terminal? Is it integrated if it's in front of the terminal connected by a covered bridge? Doesn't really make much of a difference for practical use imho. Is it still integrated if connected by an inter-terminal skytrain?

International airports in Germany (according to official classification):
Frankfurt FRA: inter city (HSR) connected to terminal by air conditioned bridge, regional and commuter trains below terminal
Munich MUC: commuter trains, below terminal
Düsseldorf DUS: inter city (HSR), regional and commuter trains, connected by skytrain, commuter trains below terminal
Berlin BER: inter city (HSR), regional and commuter trains below terminal (if the airport ever gets operational)
Berlin TXL: no trains
Berlin SXF: regional and commuter trains, separate station close to airport
Hamburg HAM: commuter trains, below terminal
Stuttgart STR: commuter trains, below terminal
Köln/Bonn CGN: inter city (HSR), regional and commuter trains, underground between terminals
Hannover HAJ: commuter trains, below terminal
Nürnberg NUE: subway, below terminal
Bremen BRE: tram, directly in front of terminal
Leipzig/Halle LEJ: commuter trains, only occasional inter city trains this year, connected by air conditioned brigde
Dresden DRS: commuter trains, below terminal
Münster/Osnabrück FMO: no trains
Saarbrücken SCN: no trains
Erfurt/Weimar: tram directly in front of terminal
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Old April 16th, 2016, 02:49 AM   #6
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Integrated train stations are pretty much standard in German international airports, with only a few exceptions.
But it is difficult to tell whether a train station counts as "integrated" or not by OP's standards.
It's clearly intergrated if it's directly below a terminal. Is it not integrated if it's underground and connected by tunnels, but not directly beneath a terminal? Is it integrated if it's in front of the terminal connected by a covered bridge? Doesn't really make much of a difference for practical use imho. Is it still integrated if connected by an inter-terminal skytrain?

International airports in Germany (according to official classification):
Frankfurt FRA: inter city (HSR) connected to terminal by air conditioned bridge, regional and commuter trains below terminal
Munich MUC: commuter trains, below terminal
Düsseldorf DUS: inter city (HSR), regional and commuter trains, connected by skytrain, commuter trains below terminal
Berlin BER: inter city (HSR), regional and commuter trains below terminal (if the airport ever gets operational)
Berlin TXL: no trains
Berlin SXF: regional and commuter trains, separate station close to airport
Hamburg HAM: commuter trains, below terminal
Stuttgart STR: commuter trains, below terminal
Köln/Bonn CGN: inter city (HSR), regional and commuter trains, underground between terminals
Hannover HAJ: commuter trains, below terminal
Nürnberg NUE: subway, below terminal
Bremen BRE: tram, directly in front of terminal
Leipzig/Halle LEJ: commuter trains, only occasional inter city trains this year, connected by air conditioned brigde
Dresden DRS: commuter trains, below terminal
Münster/Osnabrück FMO: no trains
Saarbrücken SCN: no trains
Erfurt/Weimar: tram directly in front of terminal
Ideally the station would be built so you only need to take a escalator/lift to the station, but sure, if the station is within walking distance and covered, I suppose you could count it as integrated aswell.
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Old April 16th, 2016, 06:01 AM   #7
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The Airport Express drops off passengers at the departures level, and picks up arriving passengers at the arrivals level. The double-deck station is attached to the terminal so your are indoors all the way.

Hong Kong Airport Express train by Canadian Pacific, on Flickr
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Old April 18th, 2016, 03:53 PM   #8
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Altough not used because of the recent attacks, Brussels Airport Zaventem is served by a railway station directly connected to the terminal.

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Warsaw Chopin Airport in Poland:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ez_5kXvWz1...t%2B-%2B13.JPG
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Sydney Airport has two stations, one for Terminal 1 and one for Terminals 2/3. The trains can be used for inter-terminal transfers but it ridiculously costs $5 to do so.


Domestic Airport station, Sydney by Daniel Bowen, on Flickr


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Old April 19th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #11
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Well, usually, but not exclusively.
Stockholm-Arlanda has a direct train service between the city center and the airport.
But it is also a station for inter city trains.

Sure, but I would asume that some asian airports and probably one or two airports in america has that service aswell.
So, given this definition, I would add:

- Madrid airport has a "Cercanías" station (suburban trains), beneath Terminal 4, which links the airport to Atocha, the main train station.

- Barcelona airport has a "Rodalies" station (suburban trains), which go from outside Terminal 2 to city center (one of the stops is Sants, the main train station).
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Old April 19th, 2016, 04:56 PM   #12
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Old April 19th, 2016, 06:28 PM   #13
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UK

London Heathrow LHR - Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect, London Underground.
London Gatwick LGW - Gatwick express, commuter trains.
London Stansted STN - Stansted Express, local and national trains.
London Luton LTN - Local, regional & national rail.*
London City LCY - Docklands Light Railway.
London Southend SEN - Commuter trains.
Southampton SOU - Local & regional trains.
Birmingham BHX - Local & national rail (rail station and airport connected by monorail).
Manchester MAN - Local & national rail, Metrolink tram.
Newcastle NCL - Tyne & Wear Metro (light rail).
Edinburgh EDI - Tram.

All the above also have either local, regional or national bus connections (some have all 3). Every other international/major airport has dedicated direct connections by bus to the nearest rail station or city/town centre stations.

There is one exception which is Durham Tees Valley DTV. To my knowledge it only has a local bus service ran by Arriva to Darlington. Strangely, there's a rail station located within one mile but no trains stop there.

* Luton Airport Parkway rail station the official airport station but is connected by a dedicated shuttle service from the terminal. There are plans to replace this shuttle bus with a peoplemover.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #14
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Great answers!

I found this by chance; aparently there is a "Global AirRail Alliance" organization dedicated to connecting rail with air.

https://www.youtube.com/user/airrailnews
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Here's Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport train station.

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I personally really like how airy and large it feels for an airport train station although it can get a bit dark during the day.
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Old May 3rd, 2016, 12:18 AM   #18
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That's not (just) the train station, it's simply the entrance to the airport. The tracks (and therefore the real station) are below that level. Not as airy...
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Old May 7th, 2016, 12:52 AM   #19
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Schiphol Station has 6 tracks

- For local trains around Amsterdam/Utrecht/Haarlem
- Is connected with all Intercity-stations in the Netherlands. There are two direct trains per hour, to serve every Intercity-stations.
- Paris (every two hours). In fact, to the center of Paris, its quicker by train then going by plane.
- Brussels/Antwerp every hour
- Brussel Airport every hour
- Lille France four trains per day
- The major Dutch cities: Trains to Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven/Maastricht departs every 15 minutes.
- There are fast connections to Rotterdam with the Intercity Direct and Thalys.
- Scheduled for next year is the Eurolines to/from London.
- Last year Berlin Hb was axed.



Schiphol station is not only the station for Schiphol, its also an important transit-station to other cities. On top of the station is Schiphol Plaza. Plaza is a Mall/shoppingcenter and on top of Plaza there is the airport. In front of the Mall there is a transit-hub for interlines-busses and trans-rapid-busses.

The station is located between Rotterdam/The Hague - Amsterdam. There are a lot of commuter-trains between these cities and the train will pass Schiphol. The problem is that if the train stops at Schiphol, the trains mostly are full-packed with commuters. Then the flight-passengers come aboard with their luggage. The Dutch trains aren't designed for passengers with luggage. Also many flight passengers/tourist just board a train, thinking all the trains goes to Amsterdam.

During rushour the station is too crowded. The Schiphol-station opened in the '80 and wasn't designed for the current amount of passengers. Last week the government decided to invest 800 million Euro to make the station more friendlier, wider and bigger. Perhaps they drill another tunnels for the tracks. Because if one train has a disturbance in the tunnel, it has effect for the other trains.

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Manchester Airport Station - Heavy rail and metro


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