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User currently offlineVirginlover1 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

looks like southend airport is on the verge of expanding,according to a report on the local news the airport is in line for a new railway link directly from central london


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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Hey there,

Nice to see a thread about my local.

SEN has been given approval by both the CAA and Rochford Council to expand. A new terminal, Visitors center and train station will be built. It is hoped that building work will start in Spring next year, and will hopefully be finished in the summer of 2006.

FlyBe have made there SEN-JER an offical route, and this can now be booked online for as little as £29 return.

It would be great, if FlyBe launched new routes from SEN, I think it has the ability of being a decent little regional airport - that can compete with London City, the only problem is the distance from London. Even though the airport is actually called London Southend!

Simon Nicholls



Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1439 times:

I'm an ex-local... rather than a "new railway link", I guess it would be a station between Rochford and Prittlewell, which would then make the distance between the three stations rather short!

Now, a BRS to SEN flight would be nice...!

Geoff M.


User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1435 times:

Nice to hear! I was at SEN in March to visit the parked 707s, F27s etc. What is currently stored/parked at SEN? Any 1-11s?

Cheers,
Tom


User currently offlineLHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

Nice to see SEN expanding. A 6th London airport!

Simon - I read in Airliner World a while back an article about SEN, where they said there were problems with runway extension/ILS and a church at one end of the runway. Have they made any progress in this area?

Oliver



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2730 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Nice to hear! I was at SEN in March to visit the parked 707s, F27s etc. What is currently stored/parked at SEN? Any 1-11s?

Currently there is one BAC 1-11:

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Which is in for refurbishment work.

SAT Sakhalin Airlines (Russian Federation)">HZ-123 is still at the airport, no news to wether it will go again. Im not going to raise my hopes up. Although, it would be nice to see it take off!

Simon - I read in Airliner World a while back an article about SEN, where they said there were problems with runway extension/ILS and a church at one end of the runway. Have they made any progress in this area?

As far as I know, the runway extension has been put on hold. Instead, they have built a new run off area with state of the art crash barriers to stop cars going past the threshold when a plane is arriving/departing.

Regards,
Simon Nicholls



Simon - London-Aviation.com
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