Putting Heathrow runway over M25 will be ‘cheaper and quicker’ Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says

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Putting Heathrow runway over M25 will be ‘cheaper and quicker’ Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says

Post by sassy on Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:47 am

The plan is for the runway to span the 12-lane highway







The Transport Secretary has defended the Government’s plan for Heathrow’s new runway to span the M25 using a ramp, arguing that the solution will be “cheaper and quicker” than alternatives.
Chris Grayling said that the new runway had to be “affordable for passengers” and that the ramp over the 12-lane motorway would only be a “gentle slope”.
Ministers yesterday gave their backing for the new runway, the design of which suggests using an eight metre ramp to span Britain’s widest motorway at its widest point.

Mr Grayling said the proposal was “sensible”, seeking to assuage safety and security concerns of having sensitive infrastructure just metres in the air over a busy road.
“We’ve been very clear not just to [Heathrow] but to the other promoters of the schemes is that what they do has to be affordable for passengers as well. It’s not simply about landing extra costs on the shoulders of passengers,” Mr Grayling told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme
“One of the things that Heathrow has been looking at is doing what many airports have done around the world and building their runway over the top of the road rather than tunnelling the road underneath it.
“It’s a cheaper and quicker way of doing it and I’m of course very concerned to make sure that whilst this runway is built it doesn’t cause massive disruption on the M25.

“I think this is a sensible way, it’s a gentle slope. It’s a hill, a very gentle hill upwards that the planes would take off rather than a flat service and it’s what happens at very many other airports around the world.”
Other proposals considered include putting the M25 into a tunnel, building the runway at a different alignment, or building it elsewhere.

MPs will vote on the new runway in 2017-18 following a public consultation. 
The third runway is expected to be operation not before 2025, with construction slated for 2020-2021, barring any further roadblocks


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/heathrow-third-runway-ramp-m25-motorway-cheaper-quicker-chris-grayling-a7380616.html



Alternatively the plan could be called 'In case of a disaster, let's make sure as many people as possible die'

Now, I do hope someone doesn't turn that into me wishing them dead.

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Re: Putting Heathrow runway over M25 will be ‘cheaper and quicker’ Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says

Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:55 am




I don't think a 3rd runway at Heathrow is the right decision.


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Post by sassy on Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:59 am

Something we can agree on, it should be out of London and that would bring jobs to whichever area they selected for another airport.   Too many chances of a disaster in the air over London already.

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:15 pm

Heathrow and environs are shitholes anyway - it may as well be there.

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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:40 pm

I got that little" knock" Sassy. I'm sure you wrote about wishing Thatcher dead or Dancing on her grave.

As an aside what do you think about the Labour party spending over £143.000 more than allowed on their Election spending? Got fined £23.000 for that, including £9000 for Ed's stupid Tablet. He must have thought he was MOSES coming down from the Mountain. What a dickhead !!



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Post by sassy on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:41 pm

Would you like to put that on the correct thread?

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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:48 pm

Oh dear, is that all you can say?
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Post by sassy on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:50 pm

No Nicko, said it on the right thread, I'm picky like that.

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Re: Putting Heathrow runway over M25 will be ‘cheaper and quicker’ Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says

Post by nicko on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:58 pm

Well whats your answer to my post about the cheating Labour Party?
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Post by sassy on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:58 pm

OFGS, it's on the same post!   Suggest reading.

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:01 pm

What has the Labour Party got to do with this Heathrow decision?

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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Nothing as far as I know.
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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:05 pm

nicko wrote:Nothing as far as I know.

Then why is the Labour Party being raised here?

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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:08 pm

I must have put it in the wrong section,,, so terrible sorry.
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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:15 pm

nicko wrote:I must have put it in the wrong section,,, so terrible sorry.

S'ok - age can bring confusion.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:31 pm

London is completely over-congested. This is actual madness.

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Post by nicko on Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:08 pm

wHY CAN'T THEY BUILD A NEW ONE SOMEWHERE?

Thames Estuary?
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