The airports operator has been pushing for the development as an alternative to the Purple line of the Dubai Metro, which would directly connect the 2 airports but which Dubai Airports claims does not serve the city’s needs.
Dubai Airports spokesperson said that â€œMany cities around the world have successfully set up a central rail terminal that connects the city to their multiple airports, allowing passengers to check-in and ride to their respective air terminals. We believe such a model will be ideal for Dubai with multiple terminals at its 2 airports. The plan would have to take into consideration allocation of appropriate space for passenger baggage on the trains.â€
Last week, it was reported that the proposal is being considered as part of a comprehensive study into Dubaiâ€™s rail requirements which is being conducted by the US group Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Mr Nasser Abu Shehab Dubai Roads & Transport Authorityâ€™s director of strategic planning said that â€œWe are looking at the proposal and will decide when the study is complete.â€
The proposed 52 kilometers Purple Line would link Dubai International airport and the new Al Maktoum International Airport, which is currently being built at Jebel Ali.