Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved

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PostHeathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Dual » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:49 pm

Heathrow's third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44366589

Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Garth of Christmas Future » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:00 pm

Dual wrote:Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?

I reckon when Brexit hits they're going to be focusing even more on London.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:08 pm

Heathrow needed a third runway but then it should have been built at least thirty years ago and now I think it’s too late and they should have explored a new airport altogether. Very few, if any of our airports are in the right places as they were all built on old airfields years ago that are no longer in the right places for modern Britain. They also can’t cope with expansion as housing and industrial estates have been built close to the airport boundaries.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm

Dual wrote:Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?


Heathrow is north of some of the M25. ;)

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by I Believe In Stool Bloke » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:26 pm

Dual wrote:Heathrow's third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44366589

Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?

I'm in serious danger of not getting Dual here but I assume you have heard of HS2?

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Dual » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 pm

Garth wrote:
Dual wrote:Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?

I reckon when Brexit hits they're going to be focusing even more on London.


I think you're right. Proposals are in for Crossrail 2 for example.

The rest of the UK is already suffering and it's going to get worse.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Frank » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 pm

Isn't HS2 so you can get *slightly* faster to London, though? I feel like West Midlands Railways needs to improve a bit before we get yet another rail service that's always delayed.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Dual » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Dual wrote:Heathrow's third runway gets go-ahead from Chris Grayling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44366589

Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?

I'm in serious danger of not getting Dual here but I assume you have heard of HS2?


Yes and I'm very much in favour of it. Although I believe it is not enough.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Dual » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:31 pm

Also have you seen where they're putting this thing!?

Would love to be a home owner there waiting for the Compulsory Purchase letter to come through :lol:

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Hyperion » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:51 pm

London needs to be razed to the ground

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Dual » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:04 pm

Hyperion wrote:London needs to be razed to the ground


Should fill in the Thames if they've ran out of room.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Vermi-Claus » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:08 pm

Dual wrote:When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?


The north always moans that the south gets all the infrastructure investment, yet here in central southern england, the transport network has had no meaningful investment for at least the last 25 years (see Stonehenge, the A27, and the Cardiff-Portsmouth rail line as some basic examples).

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by lex-man » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:11 pm

Moggy wrote:
Dual wrote:Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?


Heathrow is north of some of the M25. ;)


Well the southern part of the M25 anyway.

Anyway it's quite simple when the rest of the UK starts pulling in some money, they can start having some nice things. ;)

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:13 pm

lex-man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Dual wrote:Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?


Heathrow is north of some of the M25. ;)


Well the southern part of the M25 anyway.


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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 am

lex-man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Dual wrote:Rest of the UK overlooked as per usual. When will infrastructure investment be spent north of the M25?


Heathrow is north of some of the M25. ;)


Well the southern part of the M25 anyway.

Anyway it's quite simple when the rest of the UK starts pulling in some money, they can start having some nice things. ;)


Can't pull in money without nice things, can't have nice things without pulling in money. :x

We need a PM who is willing to take the risk of entrusting the non-London parts of the country with things.

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by Silent Right » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:30 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:We need a PM who is willing to take the risk of entrusting the non-London parts of the country with things.


Isn't that why Brexit happened?

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by Knoëleo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:12 am

Frank wrote:Isn't HS2 so you can get *slightly* faster to London, though? I feel like West Midlands Railways needs to improve a bit before we get yet another rail service that's always delayed.

Phase 1 is due to shave about 20 minutes off Birmingham - London travel. Big whoop.

Phase 2 is much more important and impactful, taking an hour off journeys Manchester - London, and Leeds - Birmingham each. This phase isn't due to start running until 2033 though. :lol: :fp:

The Manchester and Leeds branches should have been constructed first. All the first phase is aiming for is to turn Birmingham into London commuter belt territory.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 am

Rightey wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:We need a PM who is willing to take the risk of entrusting the non-London parts of the country with things.


Isn't that why Brexit happened?


Not really.

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Frank » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:12 am

Knoyleo wrote:
Frank wrote:Isn't HS2 so you can get *slightly* faster to London, though? I feel like West Midlands Railways needs to improve a bit before we get yet another rail service that's always delayed.

Phase 1 is due to shave about 20 minutes off Birmingham - London travel. Big whoop.

Phase 2 is much more important and impactful, taking an hour off journeys Manchester - London, and Leeds - Birmingham each. This phase isn't due to start running until 2033 though. :lol: :fp:

The Manchester and Leeds branches should have been constructed first. All the first phase is aiming for is to turn Birmingham into London commuter belt territory.


Had no idea the Manchester stretch was so far away. Good grief :dread: Civil Engineering must be an absolute breeze of a job. Nothing will ever actually get done before you've retired.

Considering how many people you always see waiting for London-headed trains in the mornings i don't think they need anything else to help make it a commuter haven. It's utterly frustrating how places think London is the place to be while the rest of the country just gets more and more run down.

Although I'm glad they're not expanding Birmingham International. I've got a view of the runway from my office window so a second runway would probably come straight through where I sit :shifty:

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PostRe: Heathrow 3rd Runway Approved
by Vermi-Claus » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:36 am

Things used to be planned and built quickly in this country, the early motorways sprang up pretty fast during the 50's and 60's from what i've seen and read.

Over the years though, big infrastructure projects have since found themselves subject to far more scrutiny, much more red tape/legislation, and protests from enviornmental lobbies (some of which are of the opinion that nothing should ever be built anywhere for any reason), which has led to the situation we find ourselves in today where very little gets built, and that which does go ahead is always subject to many years of delays.


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