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Old 5th Feb 2019, 08:37
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Originally Posted by gghdev

the idea in itself itís just an easy way for certain folks to play victim.
And a handy distraction from the fact there was no business case for it - all studies showed the rail link would need a subsidy to keep operating.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 09:12
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Funny thing their's a railway line going past the end of Runway 23,other side of the fence to the M8.I forgot it's 2019,too much bother.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 04:04
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Originally Posted by nighthawk117
And a handy distraction from the fact there was no business case for it - all studies showed the rail link would need a subsidy to keep operating.
No doubt the same studies that find it necessary to give 'loans' to Prestwick Airport.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 07:43
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No doubt the same studies that find it necessary to give 'loans' to Prestwick Airport.
How else am I meant to get to Benidorn for a tenner?
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 13:24
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Originally Posted by ericsson16
Funny thing their's a railway line going past the end of Runway 23,other side of the fence to the M8.I forgot it's 2019,too much bother.
Never understood why they didn't exploit the Paisley-Gourock rail link adjacent to the St.James inter-change at the end of 23, as you say it's 2019, probably too difficult an engineering feat!!
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 16:06
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Originally Posted by Gibair
Never understood why they didn't exploit the Paisley-Gourock rail link adjacent to the St.James inter-change at the end of 23, as you say it's 2019, probably too difficult an engineering feat!!
That was the original heavy rail plan....
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 21:36
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Seems Jet2 axed GLA-SKG seasonal...pity..I flew last year and it was packed with holidaymakers from both countries and greek expats living in Scotland
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 22:35
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Originally Posted by mariofly12
Seems Jet2 axed GLA-SKG seasonal...pity..I flew last year and it was packed with holidaymakers from both countries and greek expats living in Scotland
thats a shame. This could be temporary because their are new routes starting May with Jet2 from GLA so it could be until they position more aircraft and the route could be reinstated.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 22:57
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Are they replacing the SKG rotation with an additional flight to another destination? Maybe there aren't enough passengers for flights from both GLA and EDI.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 09:26
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Originally Posted by Gibair
Never understood why they didn't exploit the Paisley-Gourock rail link adjacent to the St.James inter-change at the end of 23, as you say it's 2019, probably too difficult an engineering feat!!
I think Glasgow City Council have a plan for a "Glasgow International Rail Station" near the St James Interchange that would have pods or some other type of people mover into the airport. There are car parks in this area that could also be served by the link. It's a battle for use of funding that was made available by Westminster between Glasgow and Renfrewshire, who want to link to Paisley Gilmour Street.
One of the reports I read last week showed this plan but only mentioned Gilmour Street. It's down the page a bit.
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/...an-axed-again/

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Old 9th Feb 2019, 21:01
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Anyone ever been to Pisa? They have a light rail that trundles nicely into the city, bit like the DLR.
Still, would never happen in the UK. Couldn't possibly manage it.

Also, am I the only one remembering PIK being built next to a railway line and opening a terminal in 1964 that was finally connected across the road some thirty years later?
GLA is now to EDI what PIK was once to GLA ! #metaphor
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 21:46
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Still, would never happen in the UK. Couldn't possibly manage it.
Apart from the DLR, Manchester, Newcastle?
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 07:55
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And LGW, BHX both directly linked to terminals, the latter is on the West Coast Mainline one of the most important in the UK. I think Stansted has an airport too.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 14:40
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Glasgow International Rail Station

I've added a link to the graphic for this station in the post I left yesterday. #332
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 14:58
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Skip was being a little sarcastic me thinks !

Manchester has both heavy rail and tram
Heathrow has heavyrail and LUL tube
Stansted has heavy rail
City has the DLR a short walk and will have an a connection to the Elizabeth line at some point
Luton is a work in progress however has a bus just down the hill to Parkway
Southend has heavy rail with a short covered walk from the terminal
Gatwick has a huge station next to south terminal
Birmingham International whilst not next to the terminal has that maglev connection
Southampton has a station a few yards from the terminal
Tees side has a station sort of adjacent with a wapping one train a week in one direction
Edinburgh is served by a tram
Blackpool South was a short walk from the terminal however the terminal has effectively been closed
Newcastle has a Metro in Light rail station
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 20:24
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I think the nearest station to BLK is Squires Gate
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 20:33
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And LGW, BHX both directly linked to terminals, the latter is on the West Coast Mainline one of the most important in the UK. I think Stansted has an airport too.
I was being flippant, apologies.
The above are good examples of joined up planning, LGW dates from the 1960s and STN from the late 1980s.
Remember that LCY did not have the DLR until it had been open for a good many years, I remember it being built in the mid 2000s, NOT being plugged into public transport held LCY back for years.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 15:35
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Birmingham International whilst not next to the terminal has that maglev connection
Maglev was ripped out years, possibly decades ago. Replaced by a conventional system with wheels and wires.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 18:04
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DXB down 15% in updated CAA stats for Dec
Wonder if that will plateau?
December can be a funny month so perhaps not accurate year round representitive
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe
DXB down 15% in updated CAA stats for Dec
Wonder if that will plateau?
December can be a funny month so perhaps not accurate year round representitive
Seem all UK to DXB were down,

LGW & BHX -9%
LHR -14%
MAN -7%
NCL -5%

EDI being a new route was the only plus. The total lost by GLA & NCL on EK seems to equal roughly the plus EDI has when you include the loss of AUH ie 6,500 lost at NCL & GLA plus the 9,500 lost by Eithad giving EDI 16,000 on EK from EDI.

On AUH route huge losses at MAN -21%


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