Essex: Transport plans unveiled for Stansted Airport

Gazette: Essex: Transport plans unveiled for Stansted Airport Essex: Transport plans unveiled for Stansted Airport

Airport bosses believe better rail links could bring an extra 1.4 million passengers to Stansted.

On Friday managing director Nick Barton unveiled his plans to 150 transport leaders, local authorities and airport representatives at the airport’s annual Transport Forum.

His goals include a 30 minute rail journey from London to Stansted, extending to Crossrail to Stansted, improvements to services, and Stansted being the best connected air hub.

In his speech he said: “We have the spare capacity and infrastructure in place to support 35 million passengers a year and with faster rail links we can attract the airlines whose passengers value quick and reliable links to London.

“That’s why we launched our new rail campaign – Stansted in 30 – to persuade Government and the rail industry to commit to reducing journey times from London to Stansted to around 30 minutes.

“Stansted is proud to be the leading major UK airport for public transport use, with now 50 per cent of passengers using train, bus and coach to travel to and from Stansted.

“We believe there is a strong case to link the airport to high speed rail and support the proposals to extend Crossrail to Stansted.

“The East of England has suffered for too long from the effects of under-investment in the rail network and these improvements would have a significant impact on the local economy, jobs and long term growth.”

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1:11pm Fri 23 Nov 12

OrangeChris says...

It only takes around 45 minutes to get from Stansted - London Liv St already!! Trains leave every 15mins so why does it need to be improved?? How about spend money improving the line from London Liv St to Witham, Norwich etc where delays occur on a daily basis!?
It only takes around 45 minutes to get from Stansted - London Liv St already!! Trains leave every 15mins so why does it need to be improved?? How about spend money improving the line from London Liv St to Witham, Norwich etc where delays occur on a daily basis!? OrangeChris
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4:12pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Im_Like_HELLO says...

Not everyone travels in the direction from London to Stansted. Many people travel from the east of the airport. A railway is desperately needed from the Colchester/Witham areas, which could be achieved by partial re-opening of the Braintree to Bishop's Stortford line.
Not everyone travels in the direction from London to Stansted. Many people travel from the east of the airport. A railway is desperately needed from the Colchester/Witham areas, which could be achieved by partial re-opening of the Braintree to Bishop's Stortford line. Im_Like_HELLO
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6:58pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Boris says...

Im_Like_HELLO wrote:
Not everyone travels in the direction from London to Stansted. Many people travel from the east of the airport. A railway is desperately needed from the Colchester/Witham areas, which could be achieved by partial re-opening of the Braintree to Bishop's Stortford line.
Why only partial? Re-open the whole line.
[quote][p][bold]Im_Like_HELLO[/bold] wrote: Not everyone travels in the direction from London to Stansted. Many people travel from the east of the airport. A railway is desperately needed from the Colchester/Witham areas, which could be achieved by partial re-opening of the Braintree to Bishop's Stortford line.[/p][/quote]Why only partial? Re-open the whole line. Boris
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10:49pm Fri 23 Nov 12

bancroftkmg says...

Perhaps Nick Barton might wonder why he has spare capacity. Can I suggest sky high airport charges, slow security clearance, 40 min plus queues to get back thru immigration, very high parking charges and his latest hairbrained scheme of charging if you are dropped off by friends( unless of course you want to drop off about a 10 min bus ride away(50% chance you wont get a seat) are all factors which are turning me and my friends to Southend which is user friendly. To use Public transport to get to stansted from where I live is 3 buses and about 3 hrs. Yes a rail link from Witham to stansted would be a good idea but even if started now completion when?
Perhaps Nick Barton might wonder why he has spare capacity. Can I suggest sky high airport charges, slow security clearance, 40 min plus queues to get back thru immigration, very high parking charges and his latest hairbrained scheme of charging if you are dropped off by friends( unless of course you want to drop off about a 10 min bus ride away(50% chance you wont get a seat) are all factors which are turning me and my friends to Southend which is user friendly. To use Public transport to get to stansted from where I live is 3 buses and about 3 hrs. Yes a rail link from Witham to stansted would be a good idea but even if started now completion when? bancroftkmg
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12:14am Sat 24 Nov 12

Keep Essex Green says...

Say goodbye to more or our "once" green and pleasant land! Lets build another runway, another rail line and expand the motorways, then the Government will be happy BUT NOT THE RESIDENTS! Whoops, forgot, we don't count or have a REAL say!
Say goodbye to more or our "once" green and pleasant land! Lets build another runway, another rail line and expand the motorways, then the Government will be happy BUT NOT THE RESIDENTS! Whoops, forgot, we don't count or have a REAL say! Keep Essex Green
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8:21am Sat 24 Nov 12

keith_l says...

Reopening the rail route from Stansted to Braintree would also provide an alternative route for when there are major disruptions or engineering works between London and With am. Of course they would also have to improve the capacity of the single track from Witham to Braintree.
Reopening the rail route from Stansted to Braintree would also provide an alternative route for when there are major disruptions or engineering works between London and With am. Of course they would also have to improve the capacity of the single track from Witham to Braintree. keith_l
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12:28pm Sat 24 Nov 12

brain1 says...

Keep Essex Green wrote:
Say goodbye to more or our "once" green and pleasant land! Lets build another runway, another rail line and expand the motorways, then the Government will be happy BUT NOT THE RESIDENTS! Whoops, forgot, we don't count or have a REAL say!
No one is suggesting another runway that was killed of years ago.
What is wrong with rebuilding proper public transport links IE railway line Witham Stansted
It was a Tory government that got rid of our train link in the first place so let them now restore the link.
We would not need to build any new motorways to service the Airport.
No need to destroy our green and pleasant land any mopre than it has already.
You do not mention the jobs this will create for our young job seekers or do you consider these to be not interested in work and scroungers on the State?
Lets support Stansted in the expansion.
I would agree with others about the cynical new parking arrangement's put in place simply to increase profit for the owners.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Essex Green[/bold] wrote: Say goodbye to more or our "once" green and pleasant land! Lets build another runway, another rail line and expand the motorways, then the Government will be happy BUT NOT THE RESIDENTS! Whoops, forgot, we don't count or have a REAL say![/p][/quote]No one is suggesting another runway that was killed of years ago. What is wrong with rebuilding proper public transport links IE railway line Witham Stansted It was a Tory government that got rid of our train link in the first place so let them now restore the link. We would not need to build any new motorways to service the Airport. No need to destroy our green and pleasant land any mopre than it has already. You do not mention the jobs this will create for our young job seekers or do you consider these to be not interested in work and scroungers on the State? Lets support Stansted in the expansion. I would agree with others about the cynical new parking arrangement's put in place simply to increase profit for the owners. brain1
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4:39pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Keep Essex Green says...

brain1,

I hear what your saying, but my point is, as soon as more infrastructure is built, then you will find more houses will be built, jobs for Essex is a good thing, but, as has proved so far, more houses means more Londoners moving to the area, more houses = more unemployment.

Believe me, another runway at Stansted will happen........eventu
ally.
brain1, I hear what your saying, but my point is, as soon as more infrastructure is built, then you will find more houses will be built, jobs for Essex is a good thing, but, as has proved so far, more houses means more Londoners moving to the area, more houses = more unemployment. Believe me, another runway at Stansted will happen........eventu ally. Keep Essex Green
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11:13am Sun 25 Nov 12

bancroftkmg says...

Keep Essex Green wrote:
brain1,

I hear what your saying, but my point is, as soon as more infrastructure is built, then you will find more houses will be built, jobs for Essex is a good thing, but, as has proved so far, more houses means more Londoners moving to the area, more houses = more unemployment.

Believe me, another runway at Stansted will happen........eventu

ally.
Keep essex green
To some degree it is pointless to argue with you as your position is so entrenched. Why would extra people at stansted mean extra unemployment?. extra housing would provide additional jobs the services needed by people in those new houses would require people to provide services. the first requirement of Stansted is to get volumes up to maximise the usage of existing facilities. at the moment action by the management would lead me to believe they share your views as they are running the airport down by their present misconcieved policies
[quote][p][bold]Keep Essex Green[/bold] wrote: brain1, I hear what your saying, but my point is, as soon as more infrastructure is built, then you will find more houses will be built, jobs for Essex is a good thing, but, as has proved so far, more houses means more Londoners moving to the area, more houses = more unemployment. Believe me, another runway at Stansted will happen........eventu ally.[/p][/quote]Keep essex green To some degree it is pointless to argue with you as your position is so entrenched. Why would extra people at stansted mean extra unemployment?. extra housing would provide additional jobs the services needed by people in those new houses would require people to provide services. the first requirement of Stansted is to get volumes up to maximise the usage of existing facilities. at the moment action by the management would lead me to believe they share your views as they are running the airport down by their present misconcieved policies bancroftkmg
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