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dartman2
27th May 2013, 08:36
Word is that the current works between Virgin and the Intl finger are due to the concrete apron reaching some sort of calendar life.

Can anybody confirm if this is correct? Digging up perfectly good apron and replacing it with a new perfectly good apron does not seem like money well spent...

ASY68
27th May 2013, 10:24
http://www.beca.com/publications/newsletters/~/media/publications/beca_airports/PDF/engineering_consultancy_issue_14.ashx

Page 3.

falconx
27th May 2013, 10:57
What's the deal with the railway station underneath, eventually become active one day?

ASY68
27th May 2013, 10:59
Has anyone got any photos of this "station"?

topend3
28th May 2013, 03:41
Can anybody confirm if this is correct? Digging up perfectly good apron and replacing it with a new perfectly good apron does not seem like money well spent...

I'd doubt they would be digging it up if it was perfectly good.

Eastwest Loco
28th May 2013, 14:05
Rumour has it the facility for the station is there underneath the short term carpark and blanked off at either end.

While the Taxi lobby has the state Government by the dangly bits it won't happen. Also now you have half the SASC and the Dark Continent against it.

Possibly a good thing if it doesn't go ahead in some ways.

Would you like your 1st impression of Melbourne to be based on a nighttime trip on the "Broady" line?:ooh:

Back slightly on track as to tarmac/concrete degregation, I would like to know the comparitive PSI comparison for a DC8 60 series or 707 with 6 points of contact to an A380 with 22.

One would consider the new stuff would actually have a lower impact but years of replumbing fuel poinys and possible leaching is something that would need addressing.

Best all

EWL

Derfred
28th May 2013, 14:57
Fortunately it won't be the Broady line, it will be the Albion-East route. Napthine confirmed in March this year that it would go ahead and that the route had been confirmed.

But he made clear in the May budget that nothing would be spent on it in the next 12 months.

Melbourne Airport rail link route confirmed - Premier of Victoria (http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/6227-melbourne-airport-rail-link-route-confirmed.html)

Interestingly, it was a Liberal government who wanted to build it in the first place, and it was Labor who teamed up with the Country Party to stop it.

dodo whirlygig
2nd Jun 2013, 12:10
Doesn't concrete continue to cure over its life? Providing it was of the right specifications (slump) to start with there is no reason why it should break down - except for other reasons such as poor foundations, reo problems, cutting into it etc etc.

WAC
2nd Jun 2013, 22:31
Concrete does keep curing for a long time, but there are issues with desilicification and 'concrete cancer' with age...a high water table or salinity would make it worse...