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Old April 26th, 2015, 11:52 PM   #61
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Video about Brazil's first airport people mover - Porto Alegre's "AirMobil" air-propelled train

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Old April 27th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #62
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This is the beautiful Phoenix airport tram.
Monstruous, why does Phoenix have such a huge airport? It's a city! All of that is the airport?
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Old April 28th, 2015, 05:48 AM   #63
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The Port Authority is planning to replace the AirTrain monorail at Newark Liberty International Airport, which links EWR to an NJ Transit station on the Northeast Corridor Line. (Jerry McCrea | The Star-Ledger)


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NEWARK — The 19-year-old AirTrain monorail system at Newark Liberty International Airport is being targeted for replacement.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has not publicly estimated the cost of a new system, or said when it expected the project to begin or end. But Port Authority commissioners are scheduled to vote Thursday to authorize spending $40 million on planning consultants for the project, plus another $30 million on technical experts.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:27 AM   #64
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(CGK) Soekarno Hatta International Airport Terminal Shuttle Bus



Plans to build inter-terminal Monorail has been proposed, but bureaucracy made it unclear the prototype for the rolling stock has been showed to public in 2013, but still..

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ngomong2, moda antar terminal (inter-terminal link) cgk jadi kan pakai monorel bumn ini?


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looks like it will never going to happen,
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Old April 30th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #66
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Too bad about the Newark Airport AirTrain Monorail. I am sad it is closing.

Here is a video I just shot and posted to Youtube.
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Old May 10th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #67
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An Empty Airtrain sitting at EWR Station


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Old May 13th, 2015, 04:05 AM   #68
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Airports, along with theme parks and intra village (CBD, Retail Zones, etc) are the only acceptable times to install a lrt or monorail.

Otherwise, please build MRT or Trams/BRT. LRT is either too much or too little in such cases.
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Old May 13th, 2015, 06:40 AM   #69
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I wonder who what will be the next voice of The Plane Train at ATL. With the current master plan for three additional concourses (G, H, and I), a new voice would have to be introduced to record the new announcements for those stops. IMO they should stick with a female voice.
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Paris CDG Airport Shuttle Train.
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From yesterday at JFK Airport


A Sizzling Day at John F Kennedy Airport in New York
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Old August 24th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #72
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From what I read, IAH plans on replacing its aging Inter-Terminal Train. However, the mystery is what will replace it? The existing tunnels are too narrow for any current off-the-shelf people mover system, so either the tunnels would have to be widened or the replacement system would have to be built above ground like the TerminaLink.

What do you think should replace the Inter-Terminal Train? And don't tell me that it is redundant with the TerminaLink, since TerminaLink serves airside traffic while the Inter-Terminal Train serves landside traffic.

I personally think the ideal replacement system would be an elevated landside people mover similar to the ATL SkyTrain or the PHX Sky Train, and would connect each terminal, the Marriot hotel, the EcoPark parking structure, and the light rail station. Of course, this would cost a lot of money.

Alternatively, moving walkways can be placed in the existing tunnels as a lower cost solution.
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An update about the IAH Subway (formerly known as the Inter-Terminal Train), there are five alternatives that are being proposed for its future:
  • Abandon the system in favor of buses.
  • Refurbish the existing system.
  • Replace the existing system with moving walkways.
  • Replace the existing system with a new technology system inside the existing tunnels.
  • Replace the existing system with a new elevated system that would run along South Terminal Road, with the option to extend the system to remote parking and the consolidated rental car facility in the future. This would essentially be like a landside version of the Skyway (IAH's airside people mover, formerly known as TerminaLink).

Probably I think option 5 would be the best option, although probably it would be the most expensive (although Option 4 might be just as expensive if not more since it would probably have to be custom-designed). Options 2 and 4 are my least favorite, since the cars are very small and slow.

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[QUOTE=Pink Jazz;137677970]An update about the IAH Subway (formerly known as the Inter-Terminal Train), there are five alternatives that are being proposed for its future:
  • Abandon the system in favor of buses.
  • Refurbish the existing system.
  • Replace the existing system with moving walkways.
  • Replace the existing system with a new technology system inside the existing tunnels.
  • Replace the existing system with a new elevated system that would run along South Terminal Road, with the option to extend the system to remote parking and the consolidated rental car facility in the future. This would essentially be like a landside version of the Skyway (IAH's airside people mover, formerly known as TerminaLink).


What is wrong with the current system? I think the system does the job needed. No more, no less.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 05:50 AM   #75
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An update about the IAH Subway (formerly known as the Inter-Terminal Train), there are five alternatives that are being proposed for its future:
  • Abandon the system in favor of buses.
  • Refurbish the existing system.
  • Replace the existing system with moving walkways.
  • Replace the existing system with a new technology system inside the existing tunnels.
  • Replace the existing system with a new elevated system that would run along South Terminal Road, with the option to extend the system to remote parking and the consolidated rental car facility in the future. This would essentially be like a landside version of the Skyway (IAH's airside people mover, formerly known as TerminaLink).


What is wrong with the current system? I think the system does the job needed. No more, no less.
Are you referring to the Subway (landside) or the Skyway (airside)? I would agree about the Skyway, however, the Subway is a relic that needs to be replaced. The manufacturer (Disney's WEDway) is no longer supporting the system and parts are no longer being manufactured. The cars are slow and are much smaller than your typical people mover system, and is really more of a toy than a real people mover system.

Fact is, the Skyway is not a replacement for the Subway since it is airside, not landside. These alternatives being studied are to determine future landside connectivity needs for the airport. ATL has both an airside and a landside people mover system (The Plane Train and the ATL Sky Train, respectively), so I don't see why IAH can't do the same.
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