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Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas  
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2575 posts, RR: 31
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

Apparentely the long walk outdoors currently needed to get from the international terminal to the domestic one will be a thing of the past. Apparentely somewhere there's gonna be a tunnel connecting both terminals (I haven't seen anything), which is scheduled to open soon.

This tunnel is badly needed as it is a pain in the ass to walk with all your luggage from one terminal to the other, especially if it's raining.

http://www.eluniversal.com/2006/08/16/ccs_art_16404J.shtml

Saludos desde Monterrey,
Luis

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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

This has been speculated since I first started flying into CCS domestic and onto an Int'l flight......that was 1997.

Yes, it is really needed, maybe adding some moving walkways or something....but I won't believe it until I see it. Although I have seen recent reports written by you and other people flying into CCS and the airport looks a lot different than it did back in the days.



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User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

What's the status of the bridge/road from the airport to Caracas???


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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 2):
What's the status of the bridge/road from the airport to Caracas???

Not good. The bridge is still in shambles, and the transport time is long from Maiquetia to downtown Caracas.

I was there last month, going again this month and this is what I saw:




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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2575 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Quoting RAPCON (Reply 2):
What's the status of the bridge/road from the airport to Caracas???

This is the bypass road that everyone must go through because of the collapsed bridge. Traffic jams at the both ends of the bypass road are always a pain in the ass.


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Luis


User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2513 times:

Good idea, a tunnel. It really doesn't have to be so expensive, just a walkway and shade or some kind of cover would be good too. And clear directions make a difference too.

Quoting B4real (Reply 3):
The bridge is still in shambles, and the transport time is long from Maiquetia to downtown Caracas.

But are they working on it? This traffic hazard is one of the reasons I skipped CCS this year. Hopefully next summer we'll have a new bridge? This is an excellent opportunity for the current government to show what they can really accomplish before the elections  Wink



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Lamedianaranja (Reply 5):
But are they working on it? This traffic hazard is one of the reasons I skipped CCS this year. Hopefully next summer we'll have a new bridge?

Lamedianaranja: Somewhat ironic that the American is giving the Venezuelan information on this topic, but yes there is activity there to remedy the situation. I will ask my hosts next time when they think it will be ready.



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