EK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 8843 times:
Okay I started this thread a while ago but I guess it had the wrong header. So Let's try again.
Dubai recently inaugurated a tunnel that runs straight under the airport. It is quite massive reaching a length of 1.5km with 4 lanes in each direction. I passed through it last week and it was quite impressive. This tunnel has been opened for traffic recently. It runs straight under the runways of the airport.
I was what other airports in the world have tunnels open for traffic that run under them?
Tittlemouse From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 40 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8794 times:
Here at MAN - Wilmslow Road (can't remember the number) passes right under 27R and then a few yards later 27L. The point where the road passes under 27R can be good for spotting taxiing aircraft. Its always good to see the looks on unsuspecting drivers faces as the tootle along to be greeted by an SQ 772, MH 744, EK 333..... just a few yards over their head! Looks abit like
If our votes really made a difference politicians would not let us have them.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8710 times:
In Zurich the train tunnel to the airport station runs under the southern part of the airport. In addition there are tunnels (for the people mover and a four lane car (luggage) tunnel) which are going from the terminals to dock E underpassing runway 10-28.
Vunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8506 times:
Quoting AMSSpotter (Reply 19): AMS also has this fairly new bus-tunnel that is used by the "Zuidtangent-buses". The tunnel is located between the Hoofddorp business park (Kyocera, Mc.D., etc.) and the Total gas-station at AMS.
Indeed, it crosses the taxiway between runways 06-24 and 18C-36C and Highway 4.
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1825 posts, RR: 61 Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8437 times:
There's a tunnel that crosses the entire MAD airport complex. Actually it's not one but two twin parallel tunnels with 2 lanes and 1 emergency lane each...6 lanes in total. The tunnel is not straight nor horizontal...yes, there are a few turns as well as sectors where it goes up and down.
It's an impressive work of engineering with a length of 2,8 kilometers and it runs under runways, aprons, taxiways and terminals.
Jeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8362 times:
Quoting C172 (Reply 3): In the brave new world we live in,I'd be careful about asking those questions, EK156.
Talking about this stuff can give the bad guys ideas. Wasn't there once a documentary on tv that went into great detail on what it would take to bring down the World Trade Center? I am not saying that this is where the terrorists got the idea for 9/11 but I'm sure they watch the media very closely.
C'mon Big B, FLY!
25 BestWestern: A Second acccess tunnel runs between T4 and T123 at heathrow, alonside the Heathrow express tunnel and the tube tunnel.
26 Alespesl: Beirut also has a highway tunnel that runs under one of the runways.
27 777DadandJr: At SEA, 188th Street runs under the south end of Rwy 16L. There is a good place for spotting just to the west of the tunnel. Also, ORD has taxiway ove
28 Dtwclipper: I don't know the runway numbers, but Dingel Drive goes under both cross runways as it conects Eurecka Road with Rogel Drive. It is at least four lanes
29 FOMEA: It sure does, its on the Mediterranean coast right underneath the runway. Regards. F-OMEA
30 N1120A: That is no taxiway bridge, it goes directly under the South Complex runways There is also a foot tunnel with a little creek (hate to know what spores
31 Wdleiser: KIAH has some roads that go underneath the taxi way. No tunnels though. Tunnels in Houston = flood problem.
32 Scorpio: In BRU there's a tunnel under one of the runways (25L-07R) and a railway tunnel under the airport, which ends right under the terminal. This tunnel is
33 Tockeyhockey: DEN has a very extensive tunnel system, as does ATL.
34 N328KF: DEN-Stapleton used to have a tunnel running underneath the entire width of the airport. I think they opened it up when that airport got closed.
35 LimaFoxTango: Interestingly enough, Montserrat has a tunnel that runs under their new Gerald's Airport runway. It is said to be the first and only one in the entire
36 EGTESkyGod: I've just been told that the new Clyst Honiton bypass will run in a tunnel underneath the 08 end of the runway at Exeter, and eventually will link the
37 Speedbrds: LAS (Las Vegas McCarran) also has a 6 lane tunnel (3 lanes in each direction) that runs across the airport runways.
38 SHUPirate1: Paradise Road goes under the 7's and 25's at Las Vegas-McCarran as well...
39 N751PR: N1120A is correct, it's not only a taxiway above that tunnel:
40 FlyinTLow: FRA: Employee tunnel that runs from the middle of Terminal A underneith the runway and ends on the apron. There's also a tunnel going underneith RWY 1
41 Kappel: I refuse to let the bad guys dictate what I can or can't talk about. If I do, it means they have already won.
42 N77014: The new world of self-fulfilling prophesies...
43 TheSonntag: TXL has an Autobahn-tunnel under the runways. It looks quite old, just like the whole airport, to me it gives a real "cold war feeling" (don't know wh
44 Formerhongky: The world's longest runway bridge will span 18 lanes of traffic in ATL in 2006: link
45 Tom in NO: We've got one here at MSY that was built as a part of a runway extension (west end of runway 10/28) project back in the late 80's. After the tunnel wa
46 Jetsetsteve: BNA HAS A FOUR LANE ROAD UNDER THE TAXIWAYS I THINK
47 Skibum9: Don't forget the tunnel system under IAD. John McClane used them to get to the center of the runway in an attempt to stop General Ramon Esperanza from
48 HKGKaiTak: Hong Kong's old Kai Tak International also has a road tunnel under it - it is still a tunnel today.
49 AirbusCanada: monteal's Dorval has a 6 lane highway runs under the taxiways and around the edge of the runway 24R i think.
50 DeltaGuy767: If I'm not mistaken, BOS has the Ted Williams Tunnel go under the approach ends and start of rwys. 9 and 15 before opening up to the Arrivals/Departur
51 BoeingDrew: If I remember correctly MCO has a 4 lane road running under one of the taxiways.