luisde8cd
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Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:07 pm

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

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RE: Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:05 am

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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RE: Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:08 am

What's the status of the bridge/road from the airport to Caracas???
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RE: Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:14 am

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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RE: Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:40 am

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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RE: Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:40 am

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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RE: Tunnel To Link Domestic-Intl. Terminals In Caracas

Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:30 am

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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