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Old May 14th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #21
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In the United States, airports in the following cities have self-propelled people mover systems:

Atlanta (Also connects to MARTA)
http://www.atlanta-airport.com/defau...o/factpage.htm
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_3_1.jsp

Chicago O'Hare (Also connects to Blue Line)

http://world.nycsubway.org/us/chicag...lue-ohare.html
http://www.kennyconstruction.com/tra...eoplemover.htm

Dallas-Fort Worth

http://www.dfwairport.com/cdp/skylink/index.html
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_3_3.jsp

Denver
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_3_4.jsp

Houston Intercontinental

http://iah.houstonairportsystem.org/transportation

Las Vegas

Miami

Orlando
http://www.orlandoairports.net/goaa/...8/19980107.htm

Newark (Also connects to PATH)

http://www.airtrainnewark.com/airtrainnewark/
http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Newark.html

New York JFK (Also connects to New York Subway and Long Island Railroad)

http://www.panynj.gov/airtrain/
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_1_2.jsp

Pittsburgh
http://pghbridges.com/clinton/0563-4...tmover_tun.htm

San Francisco (Also connects to BART)
http://www.flysfo.com/guide_nonflash...inBrochure.pdf
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_3_6.jsp

Seattle
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_3_9.jsp

Tampa

The Tampa airport actually features two different people mover systems. Conventional rubber-tired people movers serve the satellite terminals as pictured above. A monorail serves the parking garage.
http://www.tampaairport.com/about/ph...lery/index.asp
http://world.nycsubway.org/us/tampa/airport.html
http://www.bombardier.com/en/1_0/1_2/1_2_2_1_3_7.jsp
http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/Tampa.html


Airports in the following cities have cable-drawn people mover systems:

Cincinati

Detroit

Minneapolis-St. Paul
http://ktransit.com/transit/uslakes/MSP/msp-air.htm

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Old May 15th, 2005, 09:43 AM   #22
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Old May 15th, 2005, 09:47 AM   #23
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The Automated People Mover (APM), a driverless electric train, is located at basement level of the passenger terminal. It travels the length of the 750-metre concourse between the East Hall and West Hall. At a speed of 62 km per hour, each APM carries 152 passengers in two cars. It operates from 0600 to 2400 hours. Normally the APM operates every 3 minutes and frequency increases to every 1.5 minutes during peak hours. The APM transports passengers whose flights are located at the West Hall, Southwest and Northwest concourses.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #24
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should the yurikamone line to odaiba in tokyo be considered one ...
as for hk they are building an apm to disneyland ...
and i think there will be one to asia world expo but not sure if that will be apm
they considered using apm for the south island line but i doubt it ...
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Old May 17th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #25
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should the yurikamone line to odaiba in tokyo be considered one ...
as for hk they are building an apm to disneyland ...
and i think there will be one to asia world expo but not sure if that will be apm
they considered using apm for the south island line but i doubt it ...
The rail link to Disneyland Hong Kong is just a branch line of the MTR (with driver), not a APM.

The rail link to the AsiaWorld-Expo is an extension of the Airport Express Line (with driver), not a APM.

The APM we are referring to here are those such as the HKIA Intra Terminal Shuttle Train, which is a driverless system.

And more specifically, APMs that are located in Airports.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #26
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The JFK looks cute..........
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Old May 18th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ignoramus
The rail link to Disneyland Hong Kong is just a branch line of the MTR (with driver), not a APM.

The rail link to the AsiaWorld-Expo is an extension of the Airport Express Line (with driver), not a APM.

The APM we are referring to here are those such as the HKIA Intra Terminal Shuttle Train, which is a driverless system.

And more specifically, APMs that are located in Airports.
Long time no see!

Disneyland Resort Line is driverless.
I think he is referring to the rail line that runs between terminal 2 and Skypier which is not a part of the MTR system.

Anyway, we should be talking about airport APM.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #28
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i like birmingham uk skytrain



Air-Rail Link


Air-Rail Link provides the free, fast and convenient way to travel between trains arriving at Birmingham International Station and the Airport Passenger Terminals. Air-Rail Link operates every two minutes with a journey time of just 90 seconds.

History
When passenger operations moved to their present site in 1984, a new people mover was provided by West Midlands County Council and a consortium of manufactures to connect the Airport to the adjacent main line railway. MAGLEV, as it became known, was intended as a showpiece for the new technology of magnetic levitation. Unfortunately, further sales did not materialise and the system became increasing unreliable and expensive to maintain. In 1995 it was withdrawn and replaced with a shuttle bus.

However, the airport was committed to provide a replacement and so the search was on for a suitable system. Key considerations were reliability, ability to use the existing MAGLEV structure, and of course, capital and operating costs.

The chosen system, the Doppelmayr Cable Liner Shuttle, was announced in late 2000 and construction started in 2001. Although construction was essentially completed by early 2002, delays to start of construction of the new Interchange at Birmingham International Rail Station meant it was not possible to open the system until March 2003 when the Interchange was completed. The system was originally known as SkyRail but in 2004 it was decided to rename it Air-Rail Link. This gives a clearer indication to passengers what the system is designed to do.

The Air-Rail Link System
Air-Rail Link is a cable drawn system using tried and tested technology developed over many years to move people through mountainous terrain in the Alpine regions of Europe. However, the only system directly comparable with Air-Rail Link is the Mandalay Bay People Mover in Las Vegas opened in 1999. This has achieved a high degree of reliability and other systems of this type are planned. Air-Rail Link is attached to a cable which draws the vehicles along a steel guide way mounted on the existing concrete structure. The system is driverless but monitored from a central control room.


Air-Rail Link Key Facts

• Length of Guide way – 585.5m
• Maximum speed – 36kph
• Maximum accel/decel 0.4 m/s
• One way travel time – 90 seconds
• Approximate headway 2 minutes (2 vehicles running)
• Capacity per vehicle – 24
• Vehicle in Train -2
• Trains - 2
• Maximum capacity – 1600 passengers per hour
• Cost - £11 million
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Old May 19th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #29
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Long time no see!

Disneyland Resort Line is driverless.
I think he is referring to the rail line that runs between terminal 2 and Skypier which is not a part of the MTR system.

Anyway, we should be talking about airport APM.
Okay I have tons of questions to ask you now. But will do so thru private msg hehe....
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Old May 19th, 2005, 04:06 PM   #30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ignoramus
The rail link to Disneyland Hong Kong is just a branch line of the MTR (with driver), not a APM.

The rail link to the AsiaWorld-Expo is an extension of the Airport Express Line (with driver), not a APM.

The APM we are referring to here are those such as the HKIA Intra Terminal Shuttle Train, which is a driverless system.

And more specifically, APMs that are located in Airports.
i don't understand how it's gonna work either...
so in the future route of the APM will be like...

Sky-Pier > Terminal 2 > Main Terminal > Gates 40-blah (forgotten)?

is that really possible?!?
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Old May 20th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #31
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Bombardier wins 89 mln USD contract from Beijing Capital Airport
20 May 2005

BEIJING (AFX) - Bombardier Inc said it has won a 89 mln usd contract to design and supply of a Bombardier CX-100 automated people mover system for the Beijing Capital International Airport. In a statement, the Canadian firm said the project includes all the electrical and mechanical works for the 2 kilometer system. It said that project, part of an airport expansion, would be completed in December 2007. Beijing hosts the Olympics in 2008 and is undertaking numerous infrastrucure expansion projects in preparation for the games. Wolfgang Toelsner, Bombardier Transportation's chief operating officer, said: "This project denotes the building of our first fully automated and driverless transit system in China, as well as the entry of our APM products into this dynamic market. We are excited to be part of the Airport's expansion project and to be establishing a long-lasting partnership with Beijing Capital International Airport." Shares of Beijing Capital Airport are listed in Hong Kong.
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Old May 20th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #32
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Here is one from Düsseldorf/Germany:





the airport railway station:


it conects the terminals, the parking structures, with the airport railwaystation.


Stops and Route Description
The SkyTrain travels from the "Düsseldorf Airport Rail Station" via "Parking Structure 4" to the Terminal and back along the same route. Inside the Terminal there are two stops: "Terminal A•B" and "Terminal C.

Equipment and Technical Details
The fully automatic overhead monorail SkyTrain moves above the airport grounds at a height of approximately 10 meters along a 2.5 kilometer track at a top speed of 50 km/h. In an hour and including both directions, a total of five trains, each with two separate cabins, can transport up to 2000 people. The large, panoramic windows of the cabins enclose sufficient storage space for baggage.

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Old June 19th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #33
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Automated People & Goods Mover to be built in Aviapolis (Helsinki-Vantaa) & Rome

APGM

First an article from: http://e.finland.fi/netcomm/news/sho...ntNWSAID=37910

An international consortium led by Dutch TNO plans to build Automated People and Goods Movers (APGM) in Helsinki airport, in Finland, and in Rome, in Italy. Finnish Techvilla is involved in designing the systems.

The APGM system that will connect Helsinki airport and the Aviapolis area near the airport will cost about EUR 35.5mn. At first, a 3.5 kilometre-long network will be built between the flight terminals, car parks and the Technopolis technology centre. Later the network will be expanded to Aviapolis, airport hotels and the shopping centre Jumbo.

It is planned that the APGM will be in use in 2008. According to estimates, the APGM will carry 6,600 people daily in 2025.



And then some pictures:


The one on the right with the tube was the design chosen for Aviapolis, due to weather conditions here in Finland and overall safety.



Some funding for the first 3,5 km long part will be applied from the EU, but if they don't get EU-funding it will not mean the end of it as then the money has to be raised from somewhere else.

This will be very interesting if it works out well. The system will be similar to an elevator where you press a button to call in a "taxi" for you. They are able to move independently in the system with no schedules and the payment will be similar to a regional ticket in public tranport in Helsinki metropolitan area. As the Aviapolis area grows and more and more people need to move between the business parks and the flight terminals this will be the perfect solution for ever growing traffic. Also for example people who just stop at Helsinki-Vantaa to switch planes will have the opportunity to to use these to quickly get to Jumbo shopping-centre or the soon-to-be-built entertainment centre Jumbo Park and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or just go shopping.

Unfortunately I couldn't find the maps of the planned route online and so far I have only seens the plans for the one in Vantaa, Aviapolis. Does anyone have information on the one that shall be built in Rome?

Aviapolis is the name of the Airport City in the middle of Vantaa, Finland.
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Old June 19th, 2005, 03:17 AM   #34
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How strange...
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Very intresting, will it be double tracked?
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Old June 19th, 2005, 03:16 PM   #36
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It will be single tracked. It will make a big loop from the airport, passing by most of the business parks, hotels and the train station on the way, to the shopping/entertainment centre and back to the aiport via another route. But there will be a few alternative routes along the way so that you don't have to travel all the way around the main line. I suppose they will have to have a short parallel track as well in the stations/stops so that if one stops the others don't have to wait for it to continue but are able to pass.

I hope we will se if it's a success altready in 2008 as planned. The developers have very strong faith in it and there's big players like one of the worlds top elevator and escalator manufacturer and developer, KONE, involved in the development. If it's a success it could create a whole new industry in Finland and the same system would most likely be built in several other locatios as well including university campus area in Tampere or possibly Keilaniemi office district in Espoo among others.

Some estimated statistics:
First phase would include 7 stations/stops and 15 movers.
Full system would include 18 stations/stops.
Passangers/day 2010: 2700-4000
Passangers/day 2025: 4400-6600
one mover will be able to carry 4 passangers or 400kg cargo.

I wish the best for this this project.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #37
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Regarding Rome, could be Ciampino Station-Ciampino Airport link, an old project by Aeroporti di Roma!!! Maybe!!!
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Old June 21st, 2005, 11:20 AM   #38
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I heard from it in the TV! Shouldn´t Copenhagen built a huge network in the whole city?
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Old June 21st, 2005, 11:36 PM   #39
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Thanks! Very intresting, I haven't heard about the Copenhagen project, but I'll try looking for information about it.

There was a map of the planned route in Aviapolis publiced on a local newspaper, Vantaan Sanomat. I don't have a printer but I drew a quick scetch of the route on a map of the area. The red line is the first phase, the blue the planned extension and the yellow boxes are the stations.



Highest up are the aiport flight terminals and parking areas. On the right side of the "135" is Technopolis technology centre (450m long building still u/c) and on the left side the Aviapolis underground railway station will be built in a few years. "Veromies/Skattmans" area has several business parks, offices and hotels (many finnished, many u/c and even more planned) and at the loop on the bottom we find Jumbo Shopping centre (finnished and being extended atm, one of the biggest in Finland) and Jumbo Park hotel/entertainment/spa-centre (soon u/c).

I believe that if the system works well it will grow over a far wider area, as how it's planned now it only covers a fraction of the Aviapolis core-area.
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The Unites States Capitol Subway System (Washington D.C)

The Capitol subway consists of three lines: two on the Senate side on the north side of the Capitol, and one on the House side on the south side of the Capitol. The dotted lines on the upper map show the two lines from the Senate side of the Capitol to the three Senate Office Buildings. The House has only one line from the House side to the Rayburn House Office Building (The dotted line from the Capitol to the Cannon House Office Building is a pedestrian walkway only).

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Looks very James Bond alike:


One of the stations:


Other station:


All of this images and text is from:
http://www.clouse.org/capitol1.html


I find it very interesting. Things are big in USA and this is a bit cool.

There is sites about the underground in Pyungyang in North Korea. There is also secret subway lines only for the goverment also.

I find this very cool indeed.
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