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Old 22nd Nov 2016, 21:34
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Uh-oh.

https://youtu.be/5UxYSNol0T4
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 18:52
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Nice to see FlyBe with a good TV advertising campaign in Yorkshire. Features an aircraft, the airport and a list of destinations. Ends with a corny Yorkshire accent like mine, but from memory, it's the first TV advert I've seen for DSA since the place opened.
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 20:45
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I quite agree, eurochallenger. Good to see TV adverts and long may the raising of brand awareness continue. Airport seem to have really pull out the stops this year.
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 22:50
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I'm sure the airport are paying for the TV ads not Flybe!

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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 09:02
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Originally Posted by LBIA View Post
I sure the airport are paying for the TV ads not Flybe!
If solely paid for by the airport, you would expect the Ad to feature Wizz's 13 weekly destinations, & the routes served by TUI's 2 based aircraft.... Personally think they've undersold themselves if they have financed the Ad, also interesting to see they've cut off 'Robin Hood' in the terminal shot.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 09:13
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Could be part of the deal with BE that the airport provide this level of support?
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 10:32
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EuroChallenger!!! That's the bloke who played Ray in Life on Mars and he's from Rotherham! ;-) :-)
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 19:39
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Irrespective of who is paying for the ads, it has to be good news in the long term. Ask a lot of people in Yorkshire where "you can go to fly to xxxx" and Doncaster won't even come into their minds.
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Old 14th Dec 2016, 22:05
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Rather a bizarre suggestion, reported in the Doncaster Free Press:

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/...port-1-8286699

Doncaster Sheffield Airport plans to compete with major rivals such as Manchester airport by opening a train station that will speed up its links with the South-East.

The airport hopes the Government will support its plans for a new railway station, which would mean that travellers from London King’s Cross could arrive at the airport in about 90 minutes.

The airport’s bosses say the planned station would ease congestion on cross-London rail routes by encouraging more people to fly from the relatively quiet airspace above Doncaster Sheffield.

A report about the airport’s future – The Vision for Transformational Growth – says: “Government support for these proposals would demonstrate a strategic and better balanced approach to the provision of future air capacity for the long term.”

The airport, which is owned by Peel Group, said that initial estimates suggested it could cost between 100m and 150m to re-align the nearby East Coast main line and create a station by the airport.
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 10:41
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Interesting. I was not aware that (some) trains from London to Doncaster (proper) take less 100minutes. Which might be more of a problem for DSA than a solution..
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 11:05
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It's many decades since London to Doncaster took that long. Certainly since the HSTs arrived 40 years ago. I'm sure some nerd will be able to find a Deltic era schedule. Must have been about 100 minutes then.
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 13:07
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Why would anyone want to come from Kings Cross to DSA?
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 17:42
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It's many decades since London to Doncaster took that long. Certainly since the HSTs arrived 40 years ago. I'm sure some nerd will be able to find a Deltic era schedule. Must have been about 100 minutes then.
Looking at the trains running today and tomorrow between Doncaster and Kings Cross, the fastest I can see is 1hr 36mins, with most being between 1hr 40 and 2hrs
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 21:03
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Surely, a much cheaper and readily achievable option would be to run a tram-rail service every 15 mins from Doncaster Station to the airfield boundary and then some form of relay to the terminal? Its not like the pre existing line is busy.......
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 21:51
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Struggling to understand this forum's obsession with public transport access for regional airports, specifically DSA & LBA - even for MAN public transport access (Staff and Passengers) runs at only 10% (CAA stats). Real passenger number growth at DSA will only come with more routes, reliable convenient frequency at competitive prices - sort that out and people will find their way to the airport - 90% by car
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 22:08
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That's appalling if, after all the investment in rail and tram access, 90% still come by car. Even EDI claims 30%. Where do all the staff and PAX park? Either they must pay a fortune to use purpose-built multistorey Paris, or they are parked in fields miles away, in which case they would it would surely be easier and cheaper to use public transport.
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Old 15th Dec 2016, 22:54
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Appalling??? It's what 90% people do, for their own convenience and comfort when there's a parking space to be had at equivalent or slightly higher cost.
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 15:08
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Surely, a much cheaper and readily achievable option would be to run a tram-rail service every 15 mins from Doncaster Station to the airfield boundary and then some form of relay to the terminal? Its not like the pre existing line is busy.......
There are track capacity issues at Doncaster station, which explains why the line has such a limited service.

The half-hourly X4 bus only takes 22 minutes, and I've never seen it with more than five people on it.

It is usually cheaper, quicker and more convenient for passengers at DSA to share a taxi, get a mate to drop them off or even park there - apparently very reasonable.
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 15:29
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Its all part and parcel of lobbying.... even Peel wouldn't recognise the need for an onsite train station.

The case is if you don't make noise no one takes notice.

If they didn't make noise about the link road, it would never have been built and opened up the opportunities with the surrounding land that Peel will ultimately benefit from over the coming decade.
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 15:36
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On looking at a decent paper, instead of the freepress, it seem's that what the airport is after is a station on the current line, rather than diverting it. That would leave, depending on where the station is a short 2 mile bus journey.

They could sell this with a park and ride service into Doncaster also.

There are problems though.... For the Park and Ride there are no commuter services using that part of the route. They would have to have a dedicated train 'messing' with the fast East Coast traffic.

Also would the Operators agree to disrupt their fast travel times by stopping those services at a Doncaster 'Parkway'.

I don't think it's an easy sell...
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