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For Immediate Release
January 26, 2010

Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 703-417-8370

AeroTrain Has Arrived!

New Underground Airport Train System Improves the Way Passengers Travel through Dulles Airport

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announces the opening of AeroTrain, the new underground airport train system at Washington Dulles International Airport. AeroTrain opened to the traveling public early this morning.

AeroTrain is a quick and convenient way to transport passengers from the Main Terminal to the midfield concourses. The nearly 4-mile AeroTrain system includes four underground train stations, a vehicle maintenance facility, and a passenger security screening facility built on a new mezzanine level in the Main Terminal. Passengers will experience a comfortable and efficient ride on the AeroTrain with less than two minutes of travel time between stations.

The AeroTrain system is the centerpiece of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s capital development program called D2, Dulles Development. More than $3 billion has been invested in Dulles Airport improvements since 2001 with completed projects including: a new airport traffic control tower, new runway, Concourse B extension, two new parking garages, a moving walkway to Concourse B, and the expansion of the Main Terminal. Work is continuing on the expansion of the International Arrivals Building adjacent to the Main Terminal.

The Airports Authority continues to improve Dulles Airport to keep our region’s major international gateway an attractive, functional and modern airport, and to plan for future