Pudong airport to build more parking buildings

Construction has started on two parking buildings near Pudong International Airport to create more than 5,000 vehicle spaces.
Ti Gong

An artistic rendition of the new parking buildings at Pudong airport that will be completed by July 2019.

Construction has started on two parking buildings near Pudong International Airport, the Shanghai Airport Authority said on Monday.

The two seven-story buildings will have over 5,300 parking lots, including 112 disabled places. The buildings are expected to relieve the shortage of parking space at the airport, the authority said.

The two buildings will cover a total of 150,644 square meters and will be connected by a pedestrian skywalk.

Upon their completion in July 2019, shuttle buses will take passengers to commute between the parking buildings and two terminals of the Pudong airport.

The two nearest parking buildings to Pudong airport called P1 and P2 are frequently fully used, especially during peak seasons such as the Spring Festival.

The airport authority has been encouraging passengers to park vehicles at the further away P4 building and take free shuttle buses to the terminals.

P1 and P2, with a total of 5,349 parking lots, mainly serve short-term parking for drivers to pick up passengers, the authority said. It costs 60 yuan (US$9) to park overnight, 80 yuan for the next day and 110 yuan daily after that.

P4, with 1,030 parking lots, offers long-term parking a  a cost of 40 yuan a day. A free shuttle bus service is offered for passengers, the airport authority said.

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