Sydney Airport has started work on a $1.5 million project to improve traffic congestion around Terminal 2.
The project will see the taxi rank at the gateway’s domestic terminal expand to 15 spaces from the current 10, to reduce traffic congestion, and meet capacity for an increase in passenger numbers.
T2 is Sydney’s domestic terminal used by Jetstar, Virgin, Tiger Airways, QantasLink and other regional airlines.
Kerrie Mather, CEO of Sydney Airport, said: “The increased capacity will provide an improved service for passengers and drivers and help reduce the time people spend at the rank.
“The aim of the upgrade is to reduce traffic congestion and make it easier for taxis to access the ranks at both T2 and T3.”
The first change will be the relocation of the pre-booked taxi area to allow for an increase in capacity from 6 to 20 taxis.
The upgrade is scheduled to be completed in December and will also involve the construction of a new undercover walkway from T2 to the public pick-up area to protect passengers from wet weather.
Certain bus stops will also be relocated as part of the project, in order to separate taxis and buses and therefore improve traffic flow and reduce waiting times for passengers.
The upgrade will also include construction of a new entrance to the 10-minute free public pick-up area as well as associated works, such as changes to kerbs, footpaths and additional signage.