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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:02 PM   #21
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It all depends on the city. In Vancouver, this is not the case... the airport is less than one hours drive from the city centre - and that's driving in peek hours city drive - not highway. It's less than 19 km away I know. So we are building a metro line - the Canada Line not only to serve City Centre to Airport, but also City Centre to Suburb (Richmond)

Same for Dallas. From Downtown Dallas to DFW, the drive is about 15 miles or about 20 minutes. Not that far at all.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:00 PM   #22
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^ A quick glance on Google Maps says that the distance from Dallas to DFW is much longer than the distance between Vancouver and YVR even if driving distances are the same, entirely because the former has a huge web of inner-city freeways, while the latter has none.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:11 PM   #23
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San Francisco recently about 4 years ago extended its rapid transit system BART to connect to SFO. The station is just a 2 minute walk to the international terminal. Until recently it has become very popular for travelers to go by BART than their car or airport shuttle.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:55 AM   #24
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metro line 3 and suburban rail goes to the athens international
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:07 AM   #25
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It's still in the planning stages, but Hartford may eventually have a commuter rail-link to the airport.

It would be something.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:00 AM   #26
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^ A quick glance on Google Maps says that the distance from Dallas to DFW is much longer than the distance between Vancouver and YVR even if driving distances are the same, entirely because the former has a huge web of inner-city freeways, while the latter has none.
It's only about 20 or so miles between DTD and DFW airport. Is that too to far outside the city center to warrant a rail line to it's airport? BTW, it's only 10 miles or even less from the city limits to the airport. Dallas Love field also is getting a station on the new green line.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:21 AM   #27
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I did a quick google map line from YVR to the end of Vancouver Downtown (north) and the line was 8.82 miles or 14 km, usually taking about an hour during peek hour drive, and twenty minutes, as mentioned earlier, off-peek hours. With the Canada Line in operation in Nov. 2009, it will take 25 minutes with a train coming every 5 minutes. =)
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:12 AM   #28
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Well the UK's 'newest' airport - Doncaster-Sheffield Airport in South Yorkshire, hasn't currently got rail links either, there is plans to reopen/rebuild the site of a former station closed in 1961 scheduled for 2011, but this would only serve the local line between Doncaster and Lincoln, it is however close to cross country intercity lines and other more frequent commuter services.

The airport is however is due to recieve other links in time as it is one of the few airports in the North of England big enough to recieve the A380 planes due to the size of its runway-it was a former Airforce base.

The area is not planned to have any form of Light Rail/metro as the area is not a big urban area 220 000 within the host borough - however within 60 minutes drive of the airport there are is a catchement area of over 6million people.

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Old January 22nd, 2008, 04:27 AM   #29
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Barcelona airport: local train since 1974.

Valencia airport: metro 3 months ago approx.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #30
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Washington, DC to Dulles Airport ---probably never, after today.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #31
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actually Washington DC metro is going to Dulles Airport and they have drawn out plans and such

Washinton DC is one of the few cities in the united States that is getting Metro expansions instead of Light Rail well there will be light Rail in the city of Washington DC but expansion to the Dulles Airport will be Metro not Light Rail
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Old January 26th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #32
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actually Washington DC metro is going to Dulles Airport and they have drawn out plans and such

Washinton DC is one of the few cities in the united States that is getting Metro expansions instead of Light Rail well there will be light Rail in the city of Washington DC but expansion to the Dulles Airport will be Metro not Light Rail
Errr, wrong. According to the Washington Post, the link is almost assuredly dead. This would mean it won't be built.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #33
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I hope that it does get built...the demand for that is incredible. (Northern Virginia, near DC, has the worst traffic that I've ever seen). This is just another situation when the government is pissy and want to attach strings to allow funding. There will probably be a giant fight about it, I doubt that it's over.

Then again, I'm not too sure, living far north.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #34
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what the forkbot really this is Sad and stupid they know metro's are expensive to built but they bring benefits thats the good thing about Metro's and the public knows and likes metro's

clearly they don't understand that and this is something that needs to get built all of these projects are expensive but hey it can be done

the pennslivania Railroad Electrified their lines and such and formed it the Northeast Corridor so why can't the government fund this project the Silver Line metro is not a waste of money its something worth it and also a needed Rail Link to the airport that has been build very far from Washington it needs to expand to there and like they said it can be built in sections not the whole thing yet and it will be cheaper but it will get built
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Old January 27th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #35
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Canada is way behind - cities with metros or trains (west to east):

Vancouver - building metro to the airport, opening in 2009

Edmonton - no - too far out to be feasible

Calgary - no - LRT stops a few kilometres short of the airport terminal

Toronto - no - Go Train line runs within a few kilometres, nut no attempt yet to create a link - studies underway

Montreal - no - train station 1km from terminal, but no attempt to create an airport train
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Old January 27th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #36
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Seems strange that there are rail lines that close but not extended to the airports. Maybe someone has fingers in the pie with other modes of transport.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #37
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Copenhagen Airport (CPH) both has a metro and a regular train station, the latter also linking the airport to Sweden.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #38
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Very few airports in the UK have a dedicated metro/LRT links.

This is mainly because of the expense and the planning system. Currently the only ones with links are Newcastle (Tyne & Wear Metro)Heathrow (LU-Piccadilly Line) and London City Airport (DLR), this one was only acquired its link in late 2005.

Many do however have train stations and this in many cases is well frequented. Gatwick Airport station at peak times can have a train arriving every 5-10 minutes (service is provided by dedicated airport service and two other intercity service providers).
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #39
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Montreal - no - train station 1km from terminal, but no attempt to create an airport train
Heh heh . . . Montreal's gets no further than appearing upon drawing boards -- or does one say CADs nowadays.

Aéroport Mirabel, which used to handle intercontinental flights, is now closed, and had an island platform with space for a train track on either side, dug out and fashioned into a station shell in the basement; train service never started, plus the airport shut its doors to the flying public after about 30 years service.

The other airport link, to Aéroport Dorval, which during Mirabel`s days was limited to handling transcontinental flights, is still in its decades-old lip-service stage of affairs: I doubt it`ll be commissioned before another 20 years will have passed....

On the same note, the approximately 30-floor Place Montréal Trust building was erected with half of the tunnelling to a new (as in yet-to-be-opened!), expansive train junction and terminus in its basement, altogether smack underneath the centre point in town here. The tower block opened its doors about 20 years ago......hmmph.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #40
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Here in Brazil we have the following projects:

-São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states will be linked by a TGV train. Three airports will have connections with this line, which are Viracopos and Cumbica in São paulo and Tom Jobim in Rio de Janeiro. Scheduled to 2015;

-Recife metro wiil achieve Guararapes airport in time for 2014 world cup.

As far as i know, that is it.
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