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ATLNext Project to Extend Plane Train Tunnel

ATLNextHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials will host an informational meeting later this month to discuss a specific portion of ATLNext, the $6 billion capital improvement program at the airport. The Plane Train Tunnel Extension project will extend the current Plane Train tunnel west from its existing endpoint under the Domestic Terminal and continue under the MARTA and the SkyTrain stations to the Ground Transportation area. The extension will create a more efficient train turn-back operation, allowing for a significant reduction in train headway (the time interval between trains), which will yield an increase in passenger capacity.

The scope of the project includes the design and construction of a 600-ft tunnel. Also included are vertical circulation components inside the terminal, evacuation stairways, running tracks and crossover equipment.

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Due to the project’s unique requirements, ATL officials will host an industry-geared meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Construction firms familiar with transportation-based tunnel projects are invited to attend.

Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) is the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport, serving more than 101 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries.

A link to the informational meeting can be found here.

At a Glance

WHAT: Plane Train Tunnel Extension Project informational meeting

WHO: Frank Rucker, assistant general manager for Planning and Development,
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 20169 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Georgia International Convention Center

2000 Convention Center Concourse

Atlanta, GA 30337

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