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Old December 10th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #61
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There is also people mover in Taipei's Chiang Kai Shek International Airport connecting between the two terminials. You may check this here.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 04:30 PM   #62
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Chicago's O'Hare (ORD)

http://www.chicagoairports.com/ohare...rking_ats.shtm

The Airport Transit System (ATS) is a quick, convenient, and economical way to get around the airport. The ATS is a free, 24-hour rail system that operates between the three domestic terminals, the international terminal, long-term parking, and the Metra station.
The ATS is fully automated and spans 2.7 miles. It accommodates up to 2,400 passengers per hour. From beginning to end - Terminal 1 to Lot E - the travel time is just nine minutes.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 05:17 AM   #63
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There is also people mover in Taipei's Chiang Kai Shek International Airport connecting between the two terminials. You may check this here.
CKS airport (Taipei) and Kansai (Osaka) use the Niigata people mover.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #64
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A few more from Frankfurt :





More photos : http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/de/...mover/pix.html
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Old December 11th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #65
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JFK AirTrain

JFK AirTrain links the terminals and parking garages of JFK International Airport in NYC with the NYC Subway and the Long Island Railroad (commuter rail - stops at Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan). It's the same system as the Vancouver SkyTrain.















AirTrain on top, Long Island Railroad on bottom:
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Old December 11th, 2005, 08:20 AM   #66
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Newark AirTrain

The Newark AirTrain serves Newark International Airport. In connects the terminals and parking garages with an NJTransit/Amtrak station on the Northeast Corridor line. This station is only a stop away from Newark Penn Station, where one can connect directly to the PATH subway, and only 2 stops from Penn Station in midtown Manhattan.

















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Old July 4th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #67
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Road-towable automated guideway peoplemovers

Does anybody make a peoplemover that's conceptually a rubber-tired street-legal vehicle, but designed to ordinarily run driverless along an elevated guideway, serving passengers at high platforms (ie, it would NEVER run along a street in revenue service... street-running is purely to transport it back and forth between its guideway and storage/maintenance facility)?

That way, it would be possible to build multiple isolated peoplemover systems a mile or two long (say, serving individual rapid-transit stations) that automatically run back and forth all day along a 1-2 mile track, but at the end of the day a driver could board, disengage the automatic controls at the end of the track, and drive it down a ramp built into the end onto a normal street and simply drive it under battery power to to its maintenance facility (that might be a few miles away).

It seems like a MAJOR impediment to cities rolling out lots of small peoplemover type systems to extend the reach of widely-spaced (or non-ideally located) rapid transit stations is the need to build a dedicated maintenance and storage facility for each separate line. If it were possible to drive a special street-legal vehicle onto the guideway, let it run back and forth all day automatically, then drive it home at the end of its operational period, that would remove a major, expensive barrier to their widespread deployment.

For kind of a kludgy example, think about the modified pickup trucks that get built for track maintenance along rail lines... then apply the same idea to a bus-like electric vehicle. Or maybe keep the vehicle fairly conventional, but add one or two assemblies that lower and grab onto a center rail used for steering and power. Or if you want to live on the edge, apply the idea to an electric bus that's designed to use the system GM invented ~30 years ago (and gets used at EPCOT) for rail-free driverless operation (though I seriously think any such system running along an elevated guideway would need at least a token rail or some kind of side barriers for the psychological well-being of passengers and their lawyers).
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Old July 4th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #68
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You might be interested in the 2GetThere system:

http://www.2getthere.eu/



The system utilizes rubber-tired shuttles that operate on a conventional roadbed. The guidance system is described as Free Ranging On Grid (FROG). My imperfect understanding is that the guidance system tracks the vehicle's position by monitoring speed and travel direction. Electronic way points along the route are used to correct any errors in the position calcualtion. This is rather like a boat using dead reckoning to navigate from buoy to buoy through a fog. This sort of system is already being used for the automated movement of containers at shpping terminals.

http://www.frog.nl/cargo.php?f=europ...=capplications

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