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Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

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Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Olympic Lane fine for non authorised use is £130 ….
I love  it
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174218/Rush-hour-chaos-Olympic-lane-opens-M4.html
"I want to keep the Olympic Lanes after the Olympics.
I am a multi-millionaire and £130 is chicken feed to me, my chauffeur probably puts £130 worth of petrol into the Bentley every day, and if the Olympic lanes speed me into London, past all the common motorists, I'm all for it."
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Just glad I don't live in London !
I Pity those people who have to work for a living using transport to do their job, a number of firms will lose money as a result of congestion problems, talking of congestion it will not help those with any sort of Lung Problems.
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

When the contracts were signed why didn't they decide to bring all the flights into Stansted or Luton? This would have taken the pressure off Heathrow and the M4 corridor.
GrahamC
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Hehe...glad it's there and not here  Wink
Had a a look at some of the video from this mornimg and I see that our observant road users refused to use the lanes even though the advisory signs told them that the lane was free to use.
GrahamC
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

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why didn't they decide to bring all the flights into Stansted or Luton?

This is the London Games, would be bad form to share....
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Both Stansted and Luton are regarded as London airports.  Stansted is also the most convenient airport to the Olympic village.
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

London City Airport is even closer though I doubt it would cope with many extra passengers.
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

There is also a limit to the size of aircraft London City can take and the number of flights it can accept.
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Why's everyone ignoring Gatwick?  Roll eyes
I think Heathrow is the only UK airport big enough to really handle this.
When is this Olympics then?
Call me 'w23'
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GrahamC
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Quote from: artmo
Both Stansted and Luton are regarded as London airports.

True but outside the M25.
Both Luton and Stansted are primarliy European Hubs, although Luton does handle a few Asian and Far East flights. I would expect it would be far more expensive to use these two ports of entry rather than Heathrow where most International arrivals are already handled.
As for London City, it's a centralised commuter airport with serious operating restrictions due to its location.
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Quote from: walker23
Why's everyone ignoring Gatwick?  Roll eyes
I think Heathrow is the only UK airport big enough to really handle this.
When is this Olympics then?


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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Quote from: artmo
When the contracts were signed why didn't they decide to bring all the flights into Stansted or Luton?.

Has anyone actually been to either of these airports? Neither have a runway long/big enough to handle big planes,
Heathrow is already in the top 3 for busiest airports, so Gatwick is the only option.
Also road links are less congested from Gatwick as to the M4 in rush hour.
It takes 35 minutes Gatwick - London Victoria, which is the same amount of time by the Heathrow Express from Paddington.
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Yes I have been to these airports.  Have you?  I use Stansted regularly.
You really need to check your facts.  Stansted has one of the longest runways in the country.  It was built by the US Airforce. it handles 747s on a daily basis.
It may take 35 minutes by train from Gatwick to Victoria but then you have to get across London to Stratford.  This could take another hour.  Anyway all the delegates are being transported by road and not by train.  
zedingrove
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

Well there you go, see what happens when you miss your eye test?
You should also get your facts correct....
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Stansted_Airport
David_W
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Re: Olympics Lanes chaos & fines for non authorised use

I'm struggling to see which facts are incorrect?  It was allocated to the USAAF in 1942 and opened in 1943.  It's large enough to handle 747's (the Americans extended the runway for possible take-over by NATO which never occurred).