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« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2020, 11:39:41 am »

Announced today that the Newquay to London flight will change/revert back to Gatwick (from Heathrow).  Heathrow had only been available for a year before reverting. 
Last flight from Heathrow March 28th; first flight to Gatwick March 29th.
Southend unaffected.
Additional flights to Manchester & Edinburgh.
New route to Schipol.

New operator LoganAir commences April with flights to Norwich, Aberdeen, City of Derry, Glasgow, Newcastle & Inverness.
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« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2020, 04:42:37 pm »


Really? How many islands (within the British Isles) aren't accessible by sea, but have airports.


Lundy in winter for one .
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« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2020, 07:09:53 pm »


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Rail passengers could soon be leaving Sweden after dinner and arriving in London the next morning, under plans unveiled by the Swedish authorities.

Trafikverket, Sweden's rail infrastructure manager, says overnight sleeper trains should run from Malmö in the country's south to the German city of Cologne – with onward connections to other European countries.

Under a proposed timetable unveiled by the Trafikverket, the train would leave Malmö at 7.40pm, pick up passengers in Copenhagen at 8.40pm, and then arrive in Cologne for 6am after a night's sleep.


Already-existing connections would allow passengers to arrive in London at 11.57am, in time for a lunch meeting in the British capital. Other connections include Amsterdam by 9.28 am, Munich by 11.08am and Paris by 10.05am.

The planned service, which is set to start in 2022 or 2023, is part of an expansion of night trains proposed by the Swedish government to provide a practical alternative to short-haul flights – which contribute to climate change.

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A service to Brussels in particular would cut journey times between Scandinavia and the UK even further because it would provide a direct connections to Eurostar services, which call at Brussels Midi. Under the Cologne plan, passengers bound for London would take a German high-speed train to connect with the Eurostar.
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« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2020, 10:03:56 pm »

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From The Independent

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Rail passengers could soon be leaving Sweden after dinner and arriving in London the next morning, under plans unveiled by the Swedish authorities.

Trafikverket, Sweden's rail infrastructure manager, says overnight sleeper trains should run from Malmö in the country's south to the German city of Cologne – with onward connections to other European countries.

Under a proposed timetable unveiled by the Trafikverket, the train would leave Malmö at 7.40pm, pick up passengers in Copenhagen at 8.40pm, and then arrive in Cologne for 6am after a night's sleep.


Already-existing connections would allow passengers to arrive in London at 11.57am, in time for a lunch meeting in the British capital. Other connections include Amsterdam by 9.28 am, Munich by 11.08am and Paris by 10.05am.

The planned service, which is set to start in 2022 or 2023, is part of an expansion of night trains proposed by the Swedish government to provide a practical alternative to short-haul flights – which contribute to climate change.

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A service to Brussels in particular would cut journey times between Scandinavia and the UK even further because it would provide a direct connections to Eurostar services, which call at Brussels Midi. Under the Cologne plan, passengers bound for London would take a German high-speed train to connect with the Eurostar.

Oooh - that sounds interesting - but will I live long enough to see this actually happen?
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« Reply #64 on: January 19, 2020, 07:04:26 am »

Oooh - that sounds interesting - but will I live long enough to see this actually happen?

Yes  - talk is of a 2022 service - excellent data / review at https://back-on-track.eu/swedish-draft-night-train-report-will-set-night-trains-on-the-tracks-from-scandinavia-in-2022/

Having said which, projects sometimes (!) overrun - Berlin Brandenburg Airport anyone
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« Reply #65 on: January 19, 2020, 05:45:11 pm »

Fascinating idea. It remains to be seen how good the end product is, and  how many  people will take an overnight sleeper  train and a couple of connections to  get from Sweden to London, against a couple of hours on a plane. It will at least let some people make a statement oof sorts, but it sounds expensive.
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