While laudable, one can't help but feel that it is still a bit of a red herring relative to both airports. Who would want to fly into MNL or CRK only to commute back to either general location with all their baggage in tow? The most sensible thing to do is fly to the nearest international airport to their final destination.
Very true, however, if New Clark City is designed for its intended purpose & creates a new catchment base, the development of these new airports drive up competition/lower fares and the economy continues to rapidly grow as it has been the past few years, I could see all the airports working together but for specific and different needs. I've been reading that the Bulacan project may also align with SMC and their plans to launch a new airline after they got the boot from PAL. It does beg the question. How long can the gravy train last at SMC?
its amazing to think Manila/Clark will soon have airports managed by Changi and (hopefully) Bulacan by Incheon Airport. I'm cautiously optimistic about the plans since international airport operators are attached to the projects.
Is that NAIA Station directly accessible from Terminals 1, 2 and 3? What's the use of the people mover if it can't conveniently shuttle passengers to the mass rail transport connection?.....
It's supposedly going to be connected to NAIA 3. The location is anyones guess atm, but It would make sense its connected to the people mover. Hopefully the NAIA consortium takes the location into account for the people mover.
"Hypothetically" being the operative word. All that spending and you still have to take a taxi or Subway to FTI Station. For all the money, you get the benefit of a whole lot of hassle. And what happens when they eventually close NAIA
.....repeat the process and duplicate the expense to connect everything to SMC's Bulacan Gateway
.....from the Inquirer
Well, it wouldn't be too much of a hassle since the JICA plans for NSCR to have multiple island platforms to transfer from one train to another. The problem is, the proposed schedule of the Airport Express train seems to be every hour, which isn't amazing if you don't know. I hope there are plans to have the Airport Express train interline with the subway so you can just take one train from NAIA Station.
In regards for Bulacan however, SMC has their own idea to connect the Bulacan gateway to EDSA. https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/08/31/1847264/smc-plans-mrt-loop-link-bulacan-airport
This is definately something they can easily do because they are building the MRT 7 to North Ave - San Jose Del Monte and they could probably add bypasses on the existing track, and connect it from San Jose Del Norte to the u/c North Integrated Terminal in Bocaue (the INC development with Philippine Arena) and then onwards to the new airport. another interesting idea is the Skyway since they own the concession for that. They are also proposing a spillway for the Bulacan airport from Manila Bay - Laguna de Bay and could also integrate a rail system into those plans. https://business.inquirer.net/256253/smc-readies-master-plan-solve-bulacan-flood-woes
What was the point of granting OPS to the NAIA Consortium's 15 year concession if NAIA will just be closed and replaced by Bulacan, which will be completed in only six years?
Probably politics. I see this as a first step in redevelopment. The consortium all has their hands in commercial/residential development and I see them working with government on the redevelopment strategy. Once the gov't puts it out for tender, the consortium can bid on it again, and recoup the billions in their investments in the infrastructure and create a new integrated development. Some even have controlling stakes like Lucio Tan and his share in the University of the East and could integrate it into a mixed used development.
The question is if it'd be just a local government center which was mentioned in the press release
If national, then it is much more sensible to locate it in the planned to be closed NAIA as pointed out upthread. Imagine Terminal 1 as the new Senate building...
The government has already committed to New Clark City in Tarlac. The DOTr moved their headquarters last year and right now there is a lot of development because of the SEA Games in 2019. Its envisioned to be the next government city with approx. 1.2 million ppl but in a lot of the discriptors, backup seems to be the word. I could definately see a lot of government offices having a base in the NAIA redevelopment and at NCChttps://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/multimedia/slideshow/09/19/18/look-the-new-clark-cityhttps://www.cnn.com/style/article/new-clark-city-philippines/index.htmlhttps://www.spin.ph/multisport/look-brand-new-stadium-for-2019-sea-games-hosting-is-taking-shape-a795-20181123https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/08/19/phs-city-of-the-future-now-rising-in-clark/
The high speed rail to MM makes sense and to me and is primarily there to drive growth thats happening economically and politically between Manila & Clark. Because of that, I don't see the Senate & Supreme Court moving their facilities to NAIA. They already seemed to have approved the projects & have agreed with BCDA on the land acquisition in Fort Bonifacio & BGC based on the articles i've found. It would be nice to see these two if they're built (tho i do agree with you Devilfish, it is lacking a bit of soul. would have loved to see the Henning Larsen proposal win https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJekS-WPg4I
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Senate of the Philippineshttps://assets.rappler.com/612F469A6EA84F6BAE882D2B94A4B421/img/3ECCB10BDA62441794ED2025D968068C/screen-shot-2018-05-28-at-4.58.07-pm.jpg
but as it is in the Philippines, who knows. Batasan Pambansa, was supposed to be the centre of the Executive, Judicial, & Lower/Upper House. look how that turned out.