Dublin Airport Taxi Holding Area Upgrade Works




Airports & Aviation



Dublin Airport Authority

DBFL Consulting Engineers were appointed by Dublin Airport Authority to investigate the problems being experienced by the Taxi drivers when being called from the central taxi holding area to either Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. The taxi drivers dwell time are proving to be significantly greater at T2 compared to T1. As a result taxi drivers are reluctant to now serve T2 due to these delays and associated ongoing operational problems.


DBFL were tasked with consulting with the Taxi drivers as an independent party separate from the DAA with the objective of quantifying the scale of operational concerns and identify a number of potential infrastructure / management options for addressing the reported operational issues if found necessary.


The DBFL investigations quantified the specific operational issues and in the context of retaining access / exit requirements to all T1 and T2 bus / coach movements, passengers drop-off / collection and car parking, DBFL investigated the delivery of new taxi holding, routing and management arrnagements for the landside operations at Dublin Airport. The identified scheme options included new traffic circulation strategies, relocated  / realigned taxi holding areas, new junction arrangements and new road infrastructure.


DBFL undertook the following principal tasks as part of this commission;


1) Initial site audits, user audits, data collection and traffic surveys.

2) Consultation with Taxi Drivers (Stage 1)

3) Scheme Option Development (8 number options identified)

4) Preliminary Design Stage

5) Consultation with Stakeholders (Stage 2)

6) Option Appriasal and costings.

7) Strategy Option Reporting and Recommendations


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