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Eastern Shortcut

Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:27 am

I was in ATL on the 7th of September in the 2nd year of the 21st century., and I was wanting to know the history. I heard they closed it for a little while, and then reopened it. My question is While walking down that thing, I got a little bit exhausted. It kind of made me tired walking down what seemed to be an endless tunnel. I enjoy the historical signifigance of this place, but aren't the trains much more efficient?
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Eastern Shortcut

Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:28 am

Ok, Wait. I know Eastern Built it for Concourse to Concourse connections, but still. Weren't the trains efficient enough for passengers?
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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:43 am

While walking down that thing, I got a little bit exhausted.

Why were you walking? There are moving walkways in both directions.
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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:47 am

It is a long walk, but it was better for connecting between certain gates (I forget which ones) so that you wouldn't have to go all the way down the corridor to get on the train, then ride the train to the other concourse, only to have to walk all the way back up again. It did actually save time.
 
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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Sun Jan 05, 2003 1:35 pm

BR...

Those gates after eastern left were the origional VJ gates... VJ/Airscam moved their gates from the north side to the southside asa took over allowing pax from b north to connect to c north apparnetly ea also had a primative maglev bag transport system and one of the first electronic bag sorting systems both of which were removed...
 
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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Sun Jan 05, 2003 3:56 pm

In their heyday, EA controlled 1/2 of Concourse B (gates B-15 and higher, if I recall correctly) and all of Concourse C. They built this separate underground connecting tunnel to allow quicker transit from the high-end B gates to the high-end C gates. This saved connecting passengers the time and trouble of coming to the center of the Concourse to go down to the underground transportation mall to make the switch to the other Concourses.
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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:29 am

Actually, ValuJet moved from the "high" C gates to the "low" C gates long before the AirTran merger. It was done in preparation for the Olympic games, and was completed by April 1996, when the concourse was refurbished by the city.

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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Mon Jan 06, 2003 1:21 am

Next time I have a long layover in ATL I'll have to check this place out. Are there signs saying something about it (a la Walkway to Concourse B) or is it out of the way?

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RE: Eastern Shortcut

Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:20 am

It is in the ASA side of Concourse C. There is a sign that says ENTRANCE TO CONCOURSE B. Ya can't miss it if you go to the ASA side of 'C'. If you are walking in the North Direction, it will be on your left. If you are walking in the South Direction (Towards "The Hole" on AirTran's side) it will be on your right.
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