Bristol Airport has announced plans to bring forward the construction of a new multi-million-pound Public Transport Interchange (PTI) facility.
The PTI will deliver substantial improvements for passengers and staff who utilise public transport with increased capacity and new facilities, enhancing their experience at the point they interchange at the airport site.
The submission to North Somerset Council, also includes associated development. All of the proposed development is located in the northern part of the airport site, to the west and north of the main terminal building. The development site lies wholly within the operational area of the airport. Specific improvements include:
- A covered walkway from the PTI to the terminal
- A dedicated building which will encompass a passenger concourse
- New pedestrian routes and vehicle access
- Additional capacity for public transport vehicles
- A new taxi rank and taxi service reception
- Electric charging units
- Food and beverage offerings
- Toilet facilities
The PTI will be located adjacent to the Terminal on the site of the existing Drop and Go Zone, to the west of the terminal building and south of the hotel. The location will provide customers with the ease of access to the Terminal and all associated facilities. It is proposed the existing Drop and Go Zone will be relocated to the existing car parking area to the north of the terminal and adjacent to the multi-storey car park. This will ensure access for all pedestrians to the Terminal remains safe and convenient.
Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said:
“The proposed new Public Transport Interchange will enhance the accessibility of the airport for passengers and staff using public transport. Sustainability and greener growth is at the heart of Bristol Airport’s plans and this development supports our ambitions to become carbon neutral for direct emissions by 2025 and a net zero airport by 2050. The PTI will deliver a substantial improvement in the public transport offering at the airport.”