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CarbonMan
15th April 2014, 04:40 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-15/badgerys-creek-second-sydney-airport-gets-go-ahead/5318378

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/5258150-3x2-700x467.jpg

Looks like a two-hour drive at least from the city!

Kyo
15th April 2014, 04:55 PM
Nah, that's not a 2-hour drive :)

An hour with normal traffic should do it..

Badgerbadgerbadger...

jammed
15th April 2014, 08:18 PM
the advantage is no curfew :smile: interesting code SWZ

sqdazz
15th April 2014, 08:41 PM
This is long overdue. Glad a government has FINALLY made a commitment!

MAN Flyer
16th April 2014, 07:57 PM
It does look a fair distance, but I can't imagine there won't be an express rail link to the city.

SQflyergirl
16th April 2014, 11:02 PM
Gosh. That looks like it's about 2/3rds of the way to WA..... :o :p

jammed
16th April 2014, 11:53 PM
It does look a fair distance, but I can't imagine there won't be an express rail link to the city.

It took them 30 years to finally agree to start building it, and you want to complicate it by asking for a rail link?!! :tongue:

sqdazz
17th April 2014, 01:25 AM
It's far from the CBD but there is a massive population that will use it in western Sydney. There is only a plan for a rail link but it wont happen with the initial opening of the airport. Lot's of new roads being built though.

Initially will be a single runway airport. Opening in mid 2020's

MAN Flyer
17th April 2014, 05:41 AM
It took them 30 years to finally agree to start building it, and you want to complicate it by asking for a rail link?!! :tongue:

:biggrin:

At least they've decided to do it, look at the farce we have in London after thirty years of kicking the can down the road. :rolleyes:

It's far from the CBD but there is a massive population that will use it in western Sydney. There is only a plan for a rail link but it wont happen with the initial opening of the airport. Lot's of new roads being built though.

Initially will be a single runway airport. Opening in mid 2020's

Nah, they're surely not going to build a new airport in one of the worlds major cities in this day and age and not build a rail link from the off, are they ?!. This is Australia, not Thailand......

jammed
17th April 2014, 03:36 PM
:biggrin:

At least they've decided to do it, look at the farce we have in London after thirty years of kicking the can down the road. :rolleyes:



Nah, they're surely not going to build a new airport in one of the worlds major cities in this day and age and not build a rail link from the off, are they ?!. This is Australia, not Thailand......

jokes aside, I'm sure they will plan a rail-link in, even if it takes several years to finally see that come thru. Talks (on again, at least for now) of rails linking MEL and CBR to respective downtowns.