New underground train cars will be started at Denver International Airport. Approving a proposal Monday night, the Denver City Council has stated to replace 16 of the system’s aging cars, by adding an additional 10 cars to the route.
It’s the airport’s latest move to solve the problem of an increasing number of travelers coming through the airport by setting the goal to get passengers from the security checkpoints to their gates more quickly.
DIA spokesperson Emily Williams said : “The number of cars we’re adding will add a whole new additional train which then helps us move these people faster,”.
DIA is the fifth busiest airport in the country right now. The terminal accommodated more than 60 million passengers last year alone, although the intended use is for closer to 50 million.
“We need to update aging infrastructure to make it more efficient and safer for passengers coming in and out of the airport,” Williams said.
The $1.8 billion project of updating the Great Hall have already begun and will be taking two years to complete, updating everything from the check-in stations to the curb drop-off to the security lines.