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Old 17th Jun 2011, 16:04
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My house to terminal 5 mins. Easy.
Only of use if they flying to where you want to go.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 16:38
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true. But ten is better than none.

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Old 17th Jun 2011, 18:46
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Trains !

There is only a few mins in it WRONG !
The train station at Stansted is under the terminal and the trains I understand are every 15min.

The train station at Southend is how far in the wind and rain ?
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 19:00
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under 100 metres I would say. Probably a 2 minute walk, unless of course you are wind and rain assisted, which means probably under one minute.

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Old 17th Jun 2011, 19:14
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DAZ211 - have you done your research about what is on offer at Southend at all? There are between 2 trains an hour (off-peak) and 7 an hour (peak) between Southend airport station and Liverpool Street. Not greatly different than at Stansted on average I suspect, but bound to be cheaper.

I think I heard that it was 50 something strides from Southend station to the terminal, and it will be a covered walkway too. Station staff are employed by Stobart also, which means that it is all done by the same team. I know which of the two I would choose to travel from given the choice, small and friendly or not so small and friendly.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 19:23
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The point is covered walk way or not its gonna be cold wet and windy.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 20:26
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Cold, wet and windy in Southend-on-Sea? Come off it. That's the Essex Riviera you're talking about.

SEN will go from strength to strength, I'm sure. Little effect on STN - but if there is, just look on it as clawing back the flights and jobs which went to STN back in 1970 when Channel AW moved there......
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 22:59
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Daz, its literally 50 yds station to terminal. My 75 year old mum can do it in under a minute. You either dont know the geography at SEN or youre mischief-making!
One other thing... the fares on stansted express are extortionate, SEN-Liverpool St will be half the price. A lot of people on low-cost airlines are on tight budgets so this will be another factor in their overall costs to fly.
Well done to SEN and EZY for this. As someone who lives in the town and flies from the airport I think this is the best news. Good luck to all.
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Old 18th Jun 2011, 01:26
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Luton does OK with its station a mile away so Southend has a big advantage at less the 100m. The issue will be the lack of trains through the night and early morning.

It's 01:20 in the morning at the moment. In the next hour there are 2 departures and 3 arrivals from London

01:22 Bedford On time Details
01:28 London St Pancras International On time Details
01:52 Bedford On time Details
02:18 Bedford On time Details
02:28 London St Pancras International On time

Trains to Stansted in the next hour

01:30 London Liverpool Street On time Details

Southend there is nothing.

If you are an easyjet passenger how are you meant to get to Southend for a departure before 07:15 when the first train from London does not arrive until 06:32?

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Old 18th Jun 2011, 09:32
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Smile EasyJet-4

It's a leisurely one minute stroll from the station to the terminal. I suppose it just might be possible - it's very difficult I know - for the rail company to put on earlier and later trains....? And what's all this about wind and rain? This is the Essex Riviera you're talking about - the rain this week was the first for four months.

STN won't be affected too greatly by the growth of SEN, but, even if it is, just look back one last time and see it as returning the flights and jobs which moved from SEN to STN when Channel AW moved in 1970.

Much of the passenger numbers will come from Europe using SEN as a convenient London terminal, but don't disregard the local catchment. There's a quarter of a million people within a short distance of SEN and they will be a useful addition to the load factors. STN remains in a rather less densely populated area of the county.

Good luck to SEN and EZY - they will be a highly successful partnership, I'm sure.
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Old 18th Jun 2011, 21:56
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easy jet

easy jet run a coach service from london 2 stn, day and night,so it would be no problem for them to run a service from london 2 sen,if flights were to leave before 7.30 in the am
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 14:00
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mikkie -

EasyJet don't run buses - you're confusing them with EasyBus (owned by Stelios). The EasyBus model has changed since it started and I think it's now linked with Green Line coaches.

Any routes will be decided by the bus operator, not the airline.
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 15:58
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Just in the last few minutes I've seen EZ land into DUB. Diversion or is there a new service that hasn't been announced? Hope it's a new service but chances are slim I guess.
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 18:57
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I think its in for maintenance. Im sure I read somewhere that a DUB company won the contract to maintain something in the tailplane (or something like that)
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 19:07
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Most of EZY A319 landing gear maintenance is done in DUB.
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 13:13
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Train fares from Liverpool Street
Stansted 21 single
Southend 14.30 single

(I used Prittlewell as illustration for Southend fare, as the price to the airport station hasn't been loaded into the railway ticket pricing system yet).

As to early morning service. It isn't beyond the bounds of possibility for the train operator* to adjust the schedule. I'm sure there used to be an earlier train (first job was in Essex, remember having to do stupdily early start some days).
* Now that Dept for Transport micro manage the railways, maybe it is impossible for the train operator to adjust the schedule....
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 14:09
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Stansted 21 single
Stansted Mountfitchet is a fraction of that and sits 5 mins from the boundary fence. That whole shoddy operation has been a major rip off for years. Competition my backside!
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 14:22
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Stansted has a train service to and from the Airport, terminal to terminal meaning if you get the train from Stansted or London you will get a seat on a train with plenty of room for your bags on new state of the art trains designed for travel to and from the Airport with wifi, You can evn get trains to Stratford, Cambridge and Birmingham.
There are also coaches operated by many companies who have many services from London and other UK cities to the large coach station at the Airport.

What will you get at Southend ? A packed commuter train where you will struggle to get a seat at peak times or a train full of hoodies going to and from Southend to play on the slots and get Pi**ed. .
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 14:28
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Trains starting at Southend Victoria will have plenty of room on them by the time they get to Southend Airport which will be the second stop on the line. Those coming from London should be OK until the afternoon rush.

FYI most of the hoodies probably walk to the seafront after they have been to the post office in the high street to get their cash

You should really control your anti Southend sentiments. I notice you come from Colchester, whats so special about that?
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 14:50
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Nubrawarriors

You should really control your anti Southend sentiments !!!!!!

I think you will find my first post on here or the southend thread was to say well done, congratulations and good luck to both Southend and Easyjet.

So what the you going on about ?
I am only saying that you cant Look at what Southend has or might have to offer and put it along side Stansted, Southend will never be anything like or offer anything like Stansted.

You best get use to people saying things that you do not want to hear on this thread, Its the joys of having an Airport you like to shout about but everyone dont have to agree with you all the time.

I think you need to calm yourself down and take a stroll along the sea front to clear your head.
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