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27th March 2023, 08:43

Government and MoD sign Memorandum of Understanding on continued access across runway

Published by GBC News

The Government and the Ministry of Defence have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on who can cross the runway when the new tunnel is operational.

The tunnel is expected to open this week.

The MOU will allow pedestrians, cyclists, scooter/e-scooter riders and mobility scooter users to continue to cross the runway at Winston Churchill Avenue after the opening of the new airport tunnel.

It also allows for the runway crossing to open to emergency services vehicles in exceptional circumstances, upon request.

It was signed on behalf of the Government by Chief Secretary Darren Grech and by Command Secretary Sarah Bayless on behalf of the UK's Secretary of State for Defence.

Present were the Chief Minister and Chief Technical Officer Hector Montado, as well as the Commander British Forces Commodore, Tom Guy.