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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9830 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?

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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9816 times:

Heathrow - two twin lane tunnels. If you count taxiway bridges then you can include LAX and AMS that I know of.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9796 times:

AMS has a train tunnel under the airport. The Schiphol train station is also underground.


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User currently offlineC172 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9792 times:

In the brave new world we live in,I'd be careful about asking those questions, EK156.

 scared 


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9778 times:

Sydney has a 8 lane road going under the runway and taxi ways.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9774 times:

Quoting C172 (Reply 3):
In the brave new world we live in,I'd be careful about asking those questions, EK156.

You mean in the paranoid new world we live in.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9781 times:

A road goes under the runways at MAN and at LBA


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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9770 times:

Part of a motorway goes under CDG


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9774 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
AMS has a train tunnel under the airport. The Schiphol train station is also underground.

Don't forget the A4 (4 lanes each way +2x 2 lanes) under 09-27+taxiways, and the A5 wich goes under the taxiway to the Polderbaan.



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User currently offlineTittlemouse From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 40 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9781 times:

Hola!

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  eek 

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9760 times:
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WLG has a pedesterain tunnel that runs under the main runway. Clearly tell when something is on the runway. WLG will also have a vehicle tunnel in the next 2 years as part of the runway work

User currently offlineZonky From New Zealand, joined Nov 2004, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9740 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
Part of a motorway goes under CDG

Well- not part- but all! iirc, there are 6-8 lanes of motorway, and then 2-3 lanes each side of a slip road. It's huge!


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9717 times:
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Sepulveda Blvd goes under 25L/R at LAX

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9697 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.

User currently offlineEKGOLD From Australia, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9692 times:

Quoting C172 (Reply 3):
In the brave new world we live in,I'd be careful about asking those questions, EK156

What is the point of the post... This type of info can be read off any street map... why does EK156 need caution...

In response to your question General Holmes Drive in SYD passes under RWY 34L/16R.

Have not seen the new tunnel in Dubai yet. I hear its impressive... Next time i go to Sharjah....


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9663 times:

Quoting JRadier (Reply 8):
Don't forget the A4 (4 lanes each way +2x 2 lanes) under 09-27+taxiways, and the A5 wich goes under the taxiway to the Polderbaan.

OH Yeah, i forgot all about the schiphol-tunnel (A4)!!! But isn't the one on the A5 more a viaduct rather than a tunnel?



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9576 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 15):
But isn't the one on the A5 more a viaduct rather than a tunnel?

probably  Wink.



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9559 times:

There is a tunnel for employees only at AMS as well. It's crossing under runway 06-24. Without the tunnel, it would take too much time to transport mainly cargopallets to the passenger aprons!

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User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9545 times:

CDG has the highway under two of the runways, as well as two train tunnels for the TGV and the local RER.
ORY has a 4 lane road going under the South Terminal and part of the installations.


User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9532 times:

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.

User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9493 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.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9487 times:

There is a tunnel under the runways at NCE to allow vehicles to reach the helipads on the other side (for NCE-MCM shuttles etc).

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9424 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.



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User currently offlineDgeHfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9354 times:

There's a 4 lane tunnel under the main North/South runway at YYZ (Toronto) connecting terminals 1,2,3 with the International In-field terminal and cargo buildings.

User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9349 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.



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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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links 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.
52 Post contains links and images DCrawley : I drive under one at SEA almost every day . View Large View MediumPhoto © Royal S King[Edited 2005-07-20 08:00:51]
53 Post contains links PIAforME : Hi, CPH, Kastrup Airport of Copenhagen, Denmark, has a 2x2lane road tunnel under rw 04l/22r. Can be seen in my video http://www.kamran.dk/pia/bgg2.mpg
54 KL642 : At MSP there is a tunnel for the light rail trains under 12L and 12R that runs between the Lindbergh and Humphrey Terminals.
55 Sergeant655 : This tunnel is for airside vehicles only. i have been through this tunnel when changing planes and it is only 1 lane in each direction
56 Post contains images Fuffla : Along with the General Holmes Drive tunnel at Sydney, we also have a rail tunnel that runs under the main runway, although I don't think that is what
57 Post contains images Fuffla : Along with the General Holmes Drive tunnel at Sydney, we also have a rail tunnel that runs under the main runway, although I don't think that is what
58 Post contains images Flyingfool : Do not forget the "Randweg" which is passing parallel to the A4 highway, this makes the Schiphol tunnel a 16 lanes tunnel, the most widest in the Net
59 CWAFlyer : Right..the Alpha and Bravo bridges...also the neon walkway that goes between B and C in ORD that is under the ramp areas.
60 Apodino : This isn't true. 15R starts behind terminal E, and the approach path goes over the Blue Line and Route 1A, right near Wood Island. Runway 9 isn't use
61 Peteinmiami : Miami International has a 2 lanes service tunnel connecting the Cargo apron with the passenger terminal, it goes under runway 12/32.
62 KevR757 : Plans are afoot to run a railway tunnel under the main runway at Edinburgh in the near future. All part of the new rail stop for the airport (if it ev
63 MDW22L31C : LGB has 2 tunnels 1 Spring St. 2 Lakewood Blvd. UPS has there Long Beach operation between the 2 tunnels.
64 Trekster : There is a HUGE tunnel under the runways at MAN, other than the road tunnels that is. Has a river and 2 paths. Thing is bleedin Huge, never knew it wa
65 Pogo : LHR also has a new tunnel which was finished some time ago, it goes from T's 1,2 3 to T5. Again this is only for airside vehicles.
66 Snoopy : Tokyo Haneda has a highway that goes right through the middle of it with tunnels under the taxiways at both ends. Geneva has a tunnel under the runway
67 Scott0305 : Tittlemouse - I believe MANs westerly runways are 24s not 27s
68 Post contains links and images United_fan : BUF has 2 under r/w 5/23 . This one is not accessible by the public,the one north is .
69 Atrude777 : does ORD have a runway or taxiway that goes over a road? STL will have a bridge going under the new runway I think. Alex
70 United787 : ORD has two taxiways over I-190.
71 UA772IAD : Heathrow Express is a wonderful (but expensive!) train system that runs between T1,2,3 and T4 for free. It's fully underground, and after stopping at
72 Post contains links RogerThat : Fort Worth's Greater Southwest Airport long runway ran over the top of TX Highway 183. The tunnel was demolished circa 1980s during some heavy duty ro
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