Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2202 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 31089 times:
Friend of mine sent me an email...
"Does DFW, ORD, or any other airport have *runways* that go across roads? I know they have *taxi ways*, but I don't think so of runways."
Now I know LAX has Sepulveda Blvd running under the south pair...and that MIA has an airport vehicle only tunnel under the diagonal....and that ORD is just a taxiway...I think. Doesn't Gibralter have a road that actually crosses on a runway...who get's the light??
Did a search here on anet and didn't come up with a topic so the question is to the group....have fun!
(and yes...gonna send my friend the link so he can follow...and try to get him to join our merry band of misfits and cutthroats...grin)
...Gisborne Airport (IATA: GIS, ICAO: NZGS) is a regional airport on the outskirts of Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Gisborne Airport is rare amongst airports in that it has a railway line, the Palmerston North - Gisborne Line, crossing the main runway. ...
I have been trying to find a photo of the line but no luck yet .
edited to add - found a link to a poor quality photo - you can see a diesel locomotive waiting near the edge of the runway
Robffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 31019 times:
Quoting Hiflyer (Thread starter): Doesn't Gibralter have a road that actually crosses on a runway...who get's the light??
That is correct: The main and only connection to Spain crosses the runway of GIB. There are barriers for the street traffic similar to those at normal railway crossings. No problem here.
Interesting, and much more problematic is that pedestrians can also cross the runway.
When living next to airport some years ago I heard several times loudspeakers asking some slow walkers to speed up as a plane was approaching...
I have a silly question ( but I am actually serious when I ask it ) , do roads/tunnels such as these ever seem to have higher crash rates than normal ( car crash , I mean , not aircraft crash ) ... I am sure that my ever-hazardous driving would be even worse than normal in a locale such as this as I would be concentrating on what was going on above the road rather than what was happening on the road . I assume that locals pretty quickly become immune ( or become road kill ) but there must be occassional itinerant plane spotters who end up wrapping themselves and their cars around a supporting pillar because they have spotted an aircraft which has always eluded them in the past ?
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
MKENut From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 30613 times:
Quoting JBo (Reply 16): In MKE, Howell Avenue goes underneath 7R/25L and the parallel taxiway.
The new runway that will eventually be built will go over the Howell and College intersection I believe. They are building a tunnel for College right now for the extended buffer zone too. Anyone think Layton will eventual go under a runway?
Scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3436 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 30472 times:
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 13): have a silly question ( but I am actually serious when I ask it ) , do roads/tunnels such as these ever seem to have higher crash rates than normal ( car crash , I mean , not aircraft crash ) ... I am sure that my ever-hazardous driving would be even worse than normal in a locale such as this as I would be concentrating on what was going on above the road rather than what was happening on the road
TGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 875 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 30453 times:
In Paris CDG a highway (A1 going to the north) crosses the 2 northern runways (27 R and L), while the high speed line connecting the north to the south of France crosses the 2 southern runways (26 R and 26 L).
And in Paris ORY a main road crosses runway 26.
Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)