THE EUROPEAN Investment Bank (EIB) has released plans to lend EUR225 million to Spain’s development ministry (ministerio de fomento) to help build a 4.5km double-track railway line, mostly in a tunnel, to access Barcelona’s El Prat airport’s two terminals. The EIB is involved because El Prat is part of the European Union’s trans-European transport networks, requiring better links to Spanish road and rail networks, said the bank.


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