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Old 6th Jul 2020, 23:41
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Originally Posted by sewushr View Post
I see there is a NOTAM for 09R/27L to be closed for works between 13th July and 30th September.
You can of course get far more work done with a complete closure than with overnight works, where so much of the limited time is spend mobilising and shutting down each time anyway. This is always how such closures are presented.

However, experience with both road and railway comparable shutdowns, with total closures, has been that whereas the impression is given is that it is some all hands to the pump, maximum resources, 24x7 working, and when such closures first came along years ago that was indeed how it was done, that story is just for the press, and nowadays such tasks get done single weekday daytime shift with a small force of labour and plant from the bottom bidder, wholly as a money-saving exercise.
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