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Picture from LTNman of the newly opened drop off zone.

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LTNman's latest construction update.

The excavations in the foreground are for a new tunnel for the people mover. The "Gateway Bridge" for the people mover is in the top right corner of the picture .

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Another picture by LTNman showing the newly finished people mover bridge waiting to be transported.

In his comments on this picture LTNman rexported that the top of the "swoop" is the same height as the approach lights and will be very near to them, creating a potential safety issue. Since the "swoop" is purely for decoration, this does not reflect well on the designers.

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Originally posted in a different thread elsewhere in the forum, here is a YouTube video of the latest proposals for Luton Airport which is seeking to increase passenger numbers to in excess of 30mppa.

 

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A government inquiry is to be held into expansion plans for Luton airport that were approved by a council.

The growth scheme had been backed by Luton Borough Council in December.

But the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) cited concerns over climate change targets and policies for enhancing the natural environment.
 

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It looks like the NIMBYS and their friends have been hard at work again in their efforts to scupper a much needed improvement for passengers flying in and out of Luton. What suprised me, from the linked article, was that they were already handling 18m passengers a year which, from my memory of the airport, was quite some feat in a facility that had been added to over the years in a seemingly ad hoc manner. The sort of plans that have been passed by the Council were sorely needed and the Govt should not interfere. I wonder what tje Luton Plan B is?
 

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A spokesperson for airport owner Luton Rising has now announced that it will not open before the end of the year and instead is expected to begin operating in early 2023.

Construction costs for the project have risen from £225M to £261.7M, according to the council’s accounts for 2020/21.
 
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