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Discussion in 'Manchester' started by User001, Feb 24, 2016.
Part of the TP is to have a single parallel taxiway the length of runway one.
Good. Much needed. After that, perhaps another look at 05R/23L, surely there is scope for more aircraft movements there? Perhaps a full-length taxiway with fast exits from 23R?
It seems this is the latest CGI from a leaflet. The MEN article talked about a revised pier plan but didn’t actually post the new image. This is a crop from someone’s photograph of a new leaflet the airport have just published so I apologise for the poor quality but it shows the revised layout and the bussing lounge on Pier 2
Hopefully the image will be released elsewhere. There’s a lot to see.
Is that the current bussing lounge? Is it remaining?
If you mean stand 300, no. That’s due to be demolished for a baggage hall extension.
The new art seems to suggest a busing lounge on the apron adjacent to pier 2 (which in itself has only reappeared in this artwork)
Certainly looks as though it could be!
There is to be a bussing gate from 212 in operation shortly in the "temporary lounge" where gates 213/214/215 are accessed through the walking tunnels. That pic in the CGI image appears to show what looks to be the current temp lounge area...
Also not sure if anyone has read this in its entirety...
That is not the current temporary lounge. That’s situated on the other side of what is pier two on that image.
Current bussing lounge:
I stand corrected! I should really know better, seeing as I've walked through it countless times!
No worries. I should have called it the temporary lounge soon to become temporary busing lounge.
I was going to post an update of photos from my airport visit today, however the laptop is giving problems. With luck I'll be able to upload them tomorrow!
The laptop is finally working - no thanks to Google Drive (grrr!)
General view, as always, across from the top of T1 multi-storey car park with Pier 1 in the background
Now to the top level of T2 car park with the new car park growing larger with each day. To the left is part of the T2 extension.
T2 extension is getting wider.
And it now has floors and other structures within it.
There is still room for the extension to gain depth as it does not yet match the old building.
The size the extension is starting to become apparent in this shot.
There is still possibly a little space for the extension to expand to its right as there is apparently a road to run between it and the new car park. In the background can be seen the link connector from Pier 1.
A walk down beyond the car park extension allows this view with the Terminal extension directly in front. To the right is the link connector between Pier 1 and the terminal.
Not a lot has changed since I photographed this view last month. There is however an idea of size when look at the workers on the nearest Node.
Similar to an earlier view, but with a better idea of the length of the link connector.
There have been various comments on different forums with regards to the size of windows and glazing. On this visit I noticed workers within a cladded section on Pier 1 and this, to me, gives an idea of the scale of size.
Looking across from the Staff West car park towards the end of Pier 1, with new taxiway Lima concrete in the foreground.
This was my final photo - before a 'jobsworth' told me that photography was not allowed due to security. This will be taken up in the hope that I will gain official approval for future visits.
Hot on the heels of my personal visit I can now attach photos and diagrams from the latest edition of PlaneTalk. As usual I would ask that these are not reproduced on any other forms or sites.
My next update will not be until Friday 1st June.