Minister of Development Ana Pastor, has today announced a proposal to build a rail shuttle service between Barcelona centre and El Prat airport, stressing the need to improve the connection between the airport and Barcelona “so that even people who just spend a day at the airport as a stop-over have the opportunity to make a quick visit to the centre”

Pastor visited the recently remodelled T2 shopping area this morning as part of a campaign to publicise the proposal, and emphasised that the project would be a sound investment in the cities future.

The outcome of the proposal depends on the Generalitat of Catalunya, who would need to release funding for the project, the decision will be made in the coming weeks. A fast rail link from El Prat would be a boon for the city and its infrastructure, for tourism, for business and for its inhabitants as well. Watch this space.