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GRU Airport Will Have Rail Link With Downtown SP  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1950 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

What impact will have this project in this mega-city ?
Residents are already saying they are not happy ( NIMBY Festival Coming Soon )...

Your thoughts ?

http://atwonline.com/airports-routes...irport-launches-bid-rail-link-1210


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User currently offlineoksman From Brazil, joined Apr 2011, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
Your thoughts ?

It´s Brazil. I´ll believe it when I see it.


User currently offlinesciurusmdg From Argentina, joined Apr 2012, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3448 times:
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The whole airport needs a revamp, not just the connections into the city, but I suppose its a good starting point. It is hell to go from GRU into San Pablo.


Worth noting that TAM have also been updating their lounges, and have now taken the rather odd Grand Piano out of the Biz one...


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Quoting oksman (Reply 1):
It´s Brazil. I´ll believe it when I see it.

My thoughts exactly.   



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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7320 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

What parts of Sao Paulo would be connected? Downtown or the Paulista Ave. area new the Jardims?


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User currently offlinehelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

It also depends where the link is going. If it's an extension of the metro (which it probably will be according to Urbanrail.net) then that's OK but if it's a link to Estacao da Luz that is a very bad area of Sao Paulo to be, especially after dark.

http://www.urbanrail.net/am/spau/sao-paulo.htm


User currently offlinetonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

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User currently offlinesampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

I once read that it would connect both airports, Congonhas to Garulhos. Lots of plans. It's been an election year here so we'll see. What's cool is the new monorail being built. That would be pretty nice to Garulhos. Right now Airport Bus Service is roughly U$17 one way between CGH and GRU and takes 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on time of day.

User currently offlinesteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 383 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I first heard of this project being in planning about 4 years ago, no idea when it was actually conceived.

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 4):
What parts of Sao Paulo would be connected? Downtown or the Paulista Ave. area new the Jardims?

I was looking at some "future state" (about 2020) of the São Paulo metro system the other day - iirc, it is supposed to link with the metro system somewhere up in the north east of the city proper, so arguably many areas of SP would be connected, just you would need to change trains a lot. The monorail has started construction for some months now, and iirc that is supposed to connect Congonhas with the metro system.

But, as the proper locals have said, this is Brazil, so..........anything could happen.

In an ideal, wet dream world, the fabled fast train from SP to Rio would link CGH - downtown SP - GRU - GIG and SDU. Again, believe it when I see it.



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User currently offlinejsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1991 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

As many others have said, I'll believe it when I see it. Brazilians dream big when it comes to infrastructure - which is awesome - but plans don't always get off of paper as quickly as they should. We have the same problem here in the US more and more often.

Quoting steve6666 (Reply 8):
The monorail has started construction for some months now, and iirc that is supposed to connect Congonhas with the metro system.

This will be a great addition. The traffic getting to CGH was almost as bad as GRU, even though the distance is half (however, can we at least agree that CGH is one of the coolest airports out there?)

Also, what's the status of Terminal 3 at GRU? Land was cleared a long time ago but during my visit (in July) nothing had gone vertical at all. The clock is ticking toward the World Cup and 2016 Olympics and GRU definitely needs all the extra terminal space it can get.


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting jsnww81 (Reply 9):
Also, what's the status of Terminal 3 at GRU? Land was cleared a long time ago but during my visit (in July) nothing had gone vertical at all. The clock is ticking toward the World Cup and 2016 Olympics and GRU definitely needs all the extra terminal space it can get.

The new operator has a site up and running www.gru.com.br/en. There's a video (scroll down the main page) showing plans for what seems to be a more modest T3 (at least compared to Infraero's original plan, not so much in terms of capacity but a simpler architectural structure) that should be ready by 2014. According to the video, there should be an extra 22 jetways and a total addition of 36 parking positions.


User currently offlinemacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
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Quoting oksman (Reply 1):
It´s Brazil. I´ll believe it when I see it.

Same here, but the last time I was there it took us almost five hours to get from the Brooklin area to GRU so I certainly hope it is true.



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User currently offlinepierrelav From Brazil, joined Mar 2011, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Yes. They WILL have.. One day...

User currently offlineincitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 3964 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Quoting oksman (Reply 1):
It´s Brazil. I´ll believe it when I see it.

Not even that!

Got to be "I believe it when I use it!". We may see it, and it might still not be working, so I gotta use it to believe it.  


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