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Old January 29th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #41
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From my travels, I was surprised that La Guardia doesn't have a direct rail link to Manhattan, although Newark and JFK are connected.

One of the smallest airports I've been to with a rail connection is Geneva, which is a quick 6 minute ride to the city centre station.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:15 AM   #42
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From my travels, I was surprised that La Guardia doesn't have a direct rail link to Manhattan, although Newark and JFK are connected.

One of the smallest airports I've been to with a rail connection is Geneva, which is a quick 6 minute ride to the city centre station.
Geneva has an excellent rail link indeed - it was the most pleasant thing about flying into there having come from the wasteland that is London-Luton airport.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #43
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Santiago's Underground system:

There were talks of building a modern tram line from the western parts of L1 to the International Airport located some 20 km to the northwest. The last thing I read was last year (August) but I don't know what happened since then.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #44
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Here's an updated and translated list that I've once created for a German forum. It shows how far behind the 2nd-biggest city Hamburg is:

Berlin-Schönefeld (S-Bahn, railway)
Berlin-Tempelhof (U-Bahn)
Bremen (Tram)
Düsseldorf (2 stations, S-Bahn, railway, people mover)
Dresden (S-Bahn)
Erfurt (Tram)
Essen/Mülheim (Tram)
Frankfurt (2 stations, S-Bahn, railway, people mover)
Friedrichshafen (regional railway)
Hamburg (S-Bahn, under construction, Dec 2008 or 2009)
Hannover (S-Bahn)
Köln/Bonn (S-Bahn)
Leipzig/Halle (S-Bahn, railway)
Lübeck (regional railway, under construction, May 2008)
München (2 stations, S-Bahn)
Nürnberg (U-Bahn)
Stuttgart (S-Bahn)
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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #45
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Thanks for that Micro, that's an excellent summary.

At least Hamburg will get an S-bahn link soon though. Much needed too I'd imagine. How is transport managed at present?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #46
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Currently there are a couple of bus lines serving Hamburg airport. One of them (110) appears as "Airport Express" in the subway map and goes from Ohlsdorf station every 10 minutes but has many stops in between. Two other lines are also dedicated airport bus lines with higher fares connecting the central station and Altona station, respectively, with the airport without stopping in between. The airport is pretty close to the city center but for the buses it takes long to make it through the street traffic.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #47
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Copenhagen Airport:

Metro to several stations in downtown Copenhagen.
Öresund trains to Köbenhavn H (+Örestad/Nörreport/Österport etc.) and Malmö C (+Malmö Syd/Lund C etc.).
Re-Trains to Köbenhavn H/Nörreport etc.

The airport is about 10 minutes from downtown Copenhagen with metro or Ö/Re-trains, and about 12 minutes from Malmö Syd (~20 mins to Malmö C) with Ö-trains.

Copenhagen Airport is also connected to downtown Copenhagen with double decker express bus line S250 and regular bus lines 12, 30 and 36.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #48
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I think rail links are GREAT to airports.

Chicago first connected O'hare to the L system about 25 years ago. Critics at the time were blasting the cost and reasoning - saying why would you connect the airport, the only people who are going to use it are the people who work there, and it didn't justify buildng the extension.

Well the city knew there were massive amounts of business travelers coming into Chicago, and the past 20 years has seen a huge influx of tourists. Obviously the critics were wrong, and the station was immediately one of the top in the system. Last year boardings at the airport were over 3.36 million.

The city quickly put Midway on the plans for the next rail line to be opened, the Orange Line in 1993.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #49
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^ not to mention airports are huge employers - the employee ridership alone is worth it
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Old March 6th, 2008, 04:55 AM   #50
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In portugal only Porto airport (Sá Carneiro Airport) has a metro service (served by "metro do porto" light rail veichles)

Lisboa (capital) metro line to the local airport is currently under construction.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #51
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I think rail links are GREAT to airports.

Chicago first connected O'hare to the L system about 25 years ago. Critics at the time were blasting the cost and reasoning - saying why would you connect the airport, the only people who are going to use it are the people who work there, and it didn't justify buildng the extension.

Well the city knew there were massive amounts of business travelers coming into Chicago, and the past 20 years has seen a huge influx of tourists. Obviously the critics were wrong, and the station was immediately one of the top in the system. Last year boardings at the airport were over 3.36 million.

The city quickly put Midway on the plans for the next rail line to be opened, the Orange Line in 1993.
What kind of stupid logic is that? Typical NIMBY ignorance and shirt sightedness really. Congratulations to Chicago for not listening!
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Old June 25th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #52
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Madrid

Metro Line 8 has two stations connecting the two terminals of the airport

Aeropuerto T1, T2 y T3
Aeropuerto T4

Mexico City

Metro Line 5 - Terminal Aérea
exactly!, it is terminal aerea station actually, and if you want to go to the Terminal 2, you have to take the "mover", it's the "airtrain", from Terminal 1 to T2, its length is 3 km.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #53
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metro line 3 and suburban rail goes to the athens international
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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #54
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In Canada:

Vancouver - currently no metro to the airport - new automated metro under construction planned opening in 2009 will connect Vancouver Airport terminals to downtown Vancouver.

Calgary - no metro to airport - LRT line stops a few kilometres away with a bus connection to the airport - no plans to extend LRT to the airport

Edmonton - no metro to airport, no plans for metro or public transit to the airport

Winnipeg - no metro in the city - so obviously no metro to the airport

Toronto - Canada's largest airport - no metro - plans to develop a conneciton but nothing under construction - dispite the fact a Go Transit line runs within a few kilometres of the airport terminals

Montreal - no metro to the airport - dispite the fact a commuter rail station is within 1km of the terminal - infrequent commuter rail service and bus connection only
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Old June 27th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #55
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Some companies are studying the possibility to implement a LRT that would connect Santiago's international airport to the existing Metro network. I'm talking about Santiago de Chile, yes indeed.

Source: http://www.df.cl/portal2/content/df/...ont_86059.html
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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #56
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toronto will have LRT right to the Airport by 2016 with the opening of the new Eglinton LRT route..........a much-needed 22km crosstown LRT much of which will be underground.
Studies for a direct Airport to downtown line are always understudy in Toronto but LRT will definaty be there within the decade.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #57
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Vancouver's SkyTrain Canada Line
- 16 stations
- 19-kms, 25-minutes terminus to terminus
- 20 trains
- ~every 3-7 minutes
- automated fully grade separated system
- opening date November 2009

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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #58
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In Italy:

Rome:
Fiumicino has a rail link
Ciampino not a direct link, but rail-station is not too far (I think there are shuttles to it, or directly to Metro terminal)

Milan:
Malpensa has a rail link
Linate no rail, but metro line 4 is forecasted to reach it within 2015
Orio al Serio (BGY) no rail: railway link forecasted

Napoli:
Capodichino no rail: metro line 1 extension (now u/c) forecasts a station at airport terminal

Torino:
Caselle has a rail link
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With the exception of Kagoshima, the top 10 airports in Japan have rail access, some of them even served by two different lines, or even 3 from 2010 in the case of Narita airport.

Tokio-Haneda: Monorail + Keikyu
Tokio-Narita: JR + Keisei + another u/c
Sapporo: JR
Fukuoka: subway
Osaka-Itami: Monorail
Osaka-Kansai: JR + Nankai
Naha: Monorail
Nagoya-Chubu: Meitetsu
Sendai: local rail
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Old June 30th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #60
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Whereabouts in Vancouver is this shot? The unit looks pretty heavyrail to me, can it also run on the city's older lines?
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