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Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

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  • Runway Revival [Subscription]The proposal to make full use of Gatwick airport’s second runway is to be welcomed. At present the runway is used only as a standby, when the main runway is out of action. Regulations decree that the two are too close together to be used simultaneously. Hence the plan to widen the second one, placing its centre line the legal minimum distance from its neighbour. The shift required is only a matter of 12 metres, but such is the need for increased airport capacity in southeast England that even relocating a strip of asphalt by this tiny distance should pay big dividends.
  • HS2 set to cost 25% more than overseas rail schemes [Subscription]The construction of High Speed 2 will cost 25 per cent more than similar rail projects in other countries, it was claimed yesterday, prompting further warnings that the scheme is too expensive.

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  • Missing link - and a new landmarkThe Ordsall Chord in Manchester has transformed connectivity across northern England, by joining the city’s three main stations together for the first time.

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