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Old 1st Jul 2018, 10:39
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Yes but we need more tracks/paths into Manchester as they just can`t cope and that is why the local trains south of Manchester are so crap, 4 tracks south of Stockport on both Stoke and Crewe lines would make life a lot better but even then Piccadilly to Stockport needs extra lines and as for platforms 13/14 Therefor HS2 will help as 3 tains an hour to London will be taken off the creaking section to Stoke/Crewe.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 13:31
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With the furore a complete cancellation of Manchester-Leeds electrification would cause, even among our placid MPs in the North, surely even this Transport Secretary wouldn't be so stupid to take such action. .... Oh, I don't know though!
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 16:53
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Manchester Airport please note ( already happening)
https://www.nats.aero/news/airport-o...tm_medium=NATS
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 17:38
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Originally Posted by Council Van View Post
Plenty of money for London of course. How much did cross rail cost and are they not planning a North South cross rail?. The spend per head on rail in London is something like 5 time that in the rest of the Country if not more.

We live in a London Centric controlled dump of a Country.

Better to scrap HS2, the whole network could be electrified with that waist of money.

2nd class citizens in our own Country
Regarding your comment about a North-South Crossrail, there is already a North-South Crossrail called THAMESLINK connecting Gatwick and Luton, this link was heavily invested a few years ago.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 17:59
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post


Regarding your comment about a North-South Crossrail, there is already a North-South Crossrail called THAMESLINK connecting Gatwick and Luton, this link was heavily invested a few years ago.
Crossrail 3’ could come about thanks to new plans for Transport for London (TfL) to take over suburban rail services in Greater London, according to the peer heading the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) investigation into Crossrail 2.
In an appearance before the London Assembly Transport Committee, NIC chair Lord Andrew Adonis said he thought the TfL takeover was as significant as the planned railway from the south to the north-east of London, which could be completed by 2030.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 18:26
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post


Regarding your comment about a North-South Crossrail, there is already a North-South Crossrail called THAMESLINK connecting Gatwick and Luton, this link was heavily invested a few years ago.
Thameslink isn’t crossrail. There’s another planned to run between Chelsea and The north of London
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 20:01
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As Capt Mainwaring would say.....

I sometimes think I'm surrounded by idiots.

In this case we have a complete bunch of prats running transport.

The level of incompetence has been taken to stratospheric levels of incompetence.

Don't hold your breath for the Hs2 station.
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 22:35
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
FWIW (not a lot I know!) breezed through security just now. In through the turnstiles at 0710, out the other side before 0725.


I was somewhat later than you but my experience was similar although I found the staff quite cheerful tbf (maybe because they weren't inundated). I had priority lane but the normal queue was almost non-existent too.

If we can turn our attention away from the rail industry for a short while, does anyone know what was going on with the BA Shuttle that was parked down past (or so it seemed) the far holding point for 05L (the one for full length departures) mid-late morning? It was some distance away but it almost looked like it was on the grass (!!) It was facing south west with a load of ops / security type vehicles around it. Departures, including ours, were entering the runway at the previous intersection as a result, which is one of the reasons I noticed it.
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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 02:50
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Reported elsewhere that the BA had a nosewheel issue that ended with pax deplaning onto buses on the taxiway. We also entered and backtracked as a result- an impressively tight 180 in an A330.
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Old 2nd Jul 2018, 08:53
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Thanks CP, makes sense.
Hope the trip's going well
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 07:11
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
All of the Airport staff will rejoice to know staff east is closing as a staff car park and JetParks 1 becoming a staff car park starting 23rd July.
Not before time either. It's just a shame it's taken them this long to finally concede this. If it's any consolation to the numerous disgruntled pax who frequent this thread, the staff are treated with pretty much the same attitude by management.
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 09:45
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Originally Posted by Council Van View Post

Is this not a temporary measure until the new road is complete with a return to Staff East next year?

That is what I seem to recall reading in the update my company sent us.

I would check but have deleted the email.
Correct, I believe the date is until 31st October subject to confirmation.
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 13:47
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May 2018 statistical review






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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 19:02
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Change of dual runway operating hours

Just a reminder that runway operating hours change from 9th July:-

Monday to Friday (inclusive)
26th March-8th July 2018
Dual runway operations will be in operation between
06:30hrs - 10:30hrs and 13:00hrs – 20:00hrs
9th July 2018-28th October 2018
Dual runway operations will be in operation between
06:15hrs - 20:00hrs
Saturday
26th March-8th July 2018
Dual runway operations will be in operation between
06:30hrs - 10:30hrs and 13:00hrs – 16:00hrs
9th July 2018-28th October 2018
Dual runway operations will be in operation between
06:15hrs – 16:00hrs

Sunday
26th March-8th July 2018
Dual runway operations will be in operation between
13:00hrs - 17:00hrs
9th July 2018-28th October 2018
Dual runway operations will be in operation between
06:15hrs – 09:30hrs and 13:00hrs- 20:00hrs.
Runway 05L/23R will be in operation as a single runway at all other times
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 19:53
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Security

This may go some way to explain the comments made earlier re security

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...sters-14862205
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 22:29
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It comes as government figures revealed Manchester Airport passengers were the ‘unhappiest in the country’ with their security experience last year.
If they were bottom of the league last year then 2018 isn’t going to show any improvement
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 13:37
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Remember the good old days when you'd just breeze through..... Now security are nothing more than failed ASDA security staff
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 13:45
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Talking about security - how is the setup if I am connecting domestic > domestic on BE at Manchester? I have done conncetions on BE international > domestic and had to go climb many stairs up and down and go through the whole security drama. Is it the same woth a donmestic arrivalor is a transfer somewhat more straightforward?
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 20:35
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if i recall correctly i was able to remain air side in T3 when i did it
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 20:37
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Norwegian add a 3rd weekly Stavanger flight starting 31st October. New flight on a Wednesday using same times and flight numbers as the Mon/Fri flight. Confirmed and bookable.
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