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Rail Passenger Service to Airports the right way.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 5:08 PM

Just tunnel under ORD and build a station(s) that services the concourses just outside tsa check points.  It is a lot of rock BTW.  If I remember runway 14L - 32 R would cause the longest part of the bore.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:00 AM

A tunnel under an active airport would be an expensive undertaking for an unknown and probably small number of passengers.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by sandyhookken on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:55 AM

I'm surprizes that no one has mentioned Newark Liberty Airport in this discussion. The monorail that runs between the three terminals and the parking lots also goes to the train station on the NEC. Most Amtrak trains do not stop at this station, but many NJTransit trains do. Newark Penn Station is only 5 minutes north; all Amtrak trains stop there, and the transfer to NJT is convenient.

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Posted by roundstick3@gmail.com on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:09 PM

Last I heard the Newark Airport Monorail is a epic fail. Oddly you cant walk or ride your bicycle to the Newark Airport Terminal as it is on all Port Land of NYNJ and is restricted access

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Posted by roundstick3@gmail.com on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2:21 PM

From what I understand is that airport fed money could only be used for in airport transportation which is why airport people movers never leave the airport..that policy just changed this past year to fund airport rail links but details are lacking

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Posted by CMStPnP on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 2:30 PM

blue streak 1
Just tunnel under ORD

   At DFW they just raised the taxi ways to climb over the freeway and roads via bridges which might be more logical

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