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Old 5th Dec 2017, 15:49
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A new route !. Short length but it's a start I fear those listed ticket prices for even a reasonably wealthy couple will be questionable as to if filling a Saab2000 will work?.
But good luck all round.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 17:04
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Listed ticket prices are from Glasgow.
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 17:47
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Good route for MME to get given that GCI is currently unserved from the region
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Old 5th Dec 2017, 18:34
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Guernsey should do well from DTVA. The Jersey flights are always full. If the positive news keeps coming we will soon be talking airport expansion.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 04:32
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It would never happen but like Southend if the terminal and apron were moved to the station and the train service improved would it make a difference to the airport?
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 05:50
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There was a plan to move the station near to the entry road so that the bus can pass the station. At one point the local bus used to go down to the station as part of its route.

There is room near the station to build a big terminal and apron.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 08:51
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I seem to remember there was a plan to construct a tram type rail system to link Darlington/Middlesbrough/Ingleby Barwick with a spur to the airport. I presume that is a no starter now.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 14:42
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isn't the train line only a local one, so probably wouldn't be of that much use anyway?

I think moving the station nearer to the approach road was more about getting the station nearer to Middleton St George and the housing developments there.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 17:39
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Any news on the GIB services yet..looked on web site..but a little vague!

Any reason known for the Amsterdam cancellation s this week?

One more.. are the Guernsey flights being sold direct or through a travel company..like Short Breaks?
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 20:31
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Guernsey was the second internal rumour of three after the original Loganair announcement, although Flybe was quoted not Loganair and I thought it would be more substantial than four weeks of flights. It's the third rumour we really need to be true, but two out of three is good going for now!
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 17:37
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Pax figures through for October..massive improvement plus 10 %. .
Get back when disseminated..big word..stats.

Is this the turning point?
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 18:17
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Come on then Robert-Ryan, you've teased me... What was rumour no. 3?
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 18:22
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You'll find out either when it's announced or when I'm 200% sure it's died a death, I don't fancy being the subject of a witch hunt otherwise
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 08:11
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Looks like the new snow kit has done its job.
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Old 12th Dec 2017, 21:25
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From December the train station will only have one train a week; towards Darlington.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 15:32
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From December the train station will only have one train a week; towards Darlington.
I know nowt about trains, but it's usually reported that there has to be two services a week by law - anybody know more?

Also, for anybody who hasn't seen it, link below to DTVM's review of the year - comments?

DTVMovements
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 16:32
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Hmmm, quite right to highlight the positive points but the pax figures for 2017 are set to be the 11th in a row of progressive decline, and at an almost 50-year low. There's a very very long way to go, especially if commercial passenger air transport is regarded as the be-all-and-end-all, as it increasingly is.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 00:06
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
I know nowt about trains, but it's usually reported that there has to be two services a week by law - anybody know more?
Quite a lot are one a week, one direction only (particularly where footbridges to a platform have been removed / haven't been maintained).

I'm not sure there's a specific rule; just what they think a judge would accept. In England I wonder if they could run a service on the 5th Sunday of each month!

In Scotland they tried the ghost train trick with two short stretches of track left unserved when they tried to withdraw the West Highland Sleeper, but the courts there ruled that what they were doing didn't count as a service as they clearly didn't intend that anyone would use it.

I wonder if this station should perhaps be allowed a dignified death. The airport, regrettably, doesn't need it.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 06:26
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Probably cost money to close it and remove it.
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Old 14th Dec 2017, 14:08
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Finally got round to chomping the October figures.
This Compared to the excellent update on DTVM page.

Couple of annomolies....
ATM. Movements are up 32% according to the CAA..not minus 16%(DTVM). I suppose that would figure with extra Loganair....so very good

Total passengers up 10%. Not the 16% quoted...so good but not as good...11518 compared to 10476 last year.

Domestic. Plus 60%. Seems a lot(CAA) not the 38%(DTVM) so better than quoted.
Amsterdam as shown(DTVM). An increase but only 0f 4 outward passengers per flight..so not fantastic..new larger aircraft etc.

Aberdeen appears to have attracted approx. an extra 375 total extra passengers outward with the addition of Loganair..I know not a full month but interesting to see November’s totals.
On the whole..not bad but definitely room for improvement?
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