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Topic: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: Vasu
Posted 2011-01-22 03:03:35 and read 2792 times.

Hi all,

Flew from STN last weekend and there was something I didn't quite understand about the gate I flew from!

It was a Ryanair flight and the gate we departed from was accessed by the driverless train (Isn't this quite unusual for FR?)

However, the gate we required was the second stop on the train - I thought that two of the gate piers were accessed by walking from the main terminal and that there were only three piers in total... so where was the other train stop? Which pier was I on?

Thank you for any help - the number of piers doesn't quite seem to add up and the Stansted website maps only cover the main departures area!

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: rutankrd
Posted 2011-01-22 03:37:23 and read 2716 times.

Only the South Western pier has the train connection ( That the one between the passenger terminal and cargo apron)
Some Ryan flight suse the inner gates from time to time but i think its EasyJet territory in the main.

The train sheds and point switches are however to the North East of the terminal. This may be to allow for expansion to a forth or fifth remote satellite in North East corner in future.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: Vasu
Posted 2011-01-22 03:55:41 and read 2684 times.

Quoting rutankrd (Reply 1):
Only the South Western pier has the train connection

Yeah that's what I thought too... but the train definitely had two stops and mine was the second one! So I'm wondering where the gates at the first stop are...

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: rutankrd
Posted 2011-01-22 04:22:43 and read 2619 times.

First stop for outer gates on south west side facing cargo round loop and second stop on for inner facing gate thens back towards terminal !

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: GCT64
Posted 2011-01-22 04:23:41 and read 2619 times.

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
However, the gate we required was the second stop on the train - I thought that two of the gate piers were accessed by walking from the main terminal and that there were only three piers in total... so where was the other train stop? Which pier was I on?

It's been a little while since I was at STN but isn't the "Domestic pier" split into two separate parts, with the furthest away bit being international and serviced by the driverless train? or have I got it completely wrong?

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: Vasu
Posted 2011-01-22 09:02:08 and read 2430 times.

Can anyone explain where the driverless train stops are compared to the gates? Are there any better terminal maps out there?

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: gc2
Posted 2011-01-22 13:59:06 and read 2196 times.

The Ryanairs have been moved around a little bit more than usual due to works in the Delta apron, which is by Sat 3 (usual Ryanair territory). The works have meant that a few of the stands in that area have been closed.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: gc2
Posted 2011-01-22 14:03:38 and read 2186 times.

And just to add, the train covers Sat 1 (near cargo) and the upper level of Sat 2 (above the domestic gates). There is a connection to Sat 3 but Ryanair didn't want it, so it cuts back to the terminal from Sat 2. I once had the pleasure of going on a walking tour of the tunnels when I was training,

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2011-01-22 14:12:45 and read 2170 times.

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
It was a Ryanair flight and the gate we departed from was accessed by the driverless train (Isn't this quite unusual for FR?)

No, not that unusual, though yes - the majority go from a pier (satellite) not served by the passenger transit, which is used exclusively by FR.

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
I thought that two of the gate piers were accessed by walking from the main terminal and that there were only three piers in total...

There are indeed three satellites in total, and two of the three are served by the transit. As I said, Sat 3 is exclusively FR territory and is not served by the transit. Sat 2 is a mix of FR and other airlines, and is served by the transit for the international gates. The 'domestic' gates in Sat 2 are reached by foot from the terminal, but all is not so simple - the reason I use the quotation marks there is that the 'domestic' gates can have international flights departing from them too. Sat 1 is not used by FR at all and is exclusively reached by the passenger transit.

Hope that makes things clear.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: teneriffe77
Posted 2011-01-22 18:06:37 and read 2050 times.

I've flown out fo STN 4 times in my life and all 4 times have been from same "domestic gates" including an FR flight to Pau (although coming back from pau i arrived @ satellite 3). to me it seems that Easyjet and FR dominate satellite 2 and FR satellite 3 while a few easyjet flights and the rest use satellite 1.

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: Vasu
Posted 2011-01-23 07:38:57 and read 1807 times.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 8):
Hope that makes things clear.

Thanks very much! Can't help but think it to be a little odd that the same satellite is reached by transit or walking depending on which level the gate is... but hey...!

Topic: RE: Stansted Airport Gates
Username: skipness1E
Posted 2011-01-23 09:38:11 and read 1727 times.

Some Ryanair international flights from Sat 2 need to be accessed from the train. Only the domestic arrivals / multi use departure gates are accesible by walking.

Hence you can board STANDS 30 / 31 / 32R / 32L / 41 / 42L / 43L from downstairs. Possibly 40 as well but it's remote. The gates are numbered differently though, they are 81 / 85 / 84 / 88 / 83 / 86 / 87 repectively.

Odd sequence !


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