EK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3954 times:
It's pretty neat! First Tunnel I have ever driven through that runs directly under the airport runways. It was opened to public traffic last month and it is about 1.5 KM in length. And it cuts straight under the airport.
Can you name any other airports that have tunnels that run directly under them?
Feroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3874 times:
LHR has a tunnel that goes underneath 27R/9L into the CTA. Probably about 400m in length. A new tunnel has been built for airport vehicles to go between the CTA and T5:
The largest of the tunnels at T5 is the Airside Road Tunnel (ART). Measuring 1.3km in length and 8.1 metres in diameter, a special TBM was designed and built by specialist German company Herrenknecht, to cope with the varying gradients that came as a result of the tunnel's curved route between Heathrow's existing tunnel network. The ART is set to open in February, 2005. It will enable airport vehicles to travel between Terminal 3 and the T5 campus.