ULTra PRT Station 1 at Heathrow Airport

ULTra PRT Station 1 at Heathrow Airport

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ULTra PRT Track at Heathrow Airport. Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport is served by a 3.9-kilometre (2.4 mi) ULTra PRT system that connects the terminal to its business passenger car park, just north of the airport. The line has been built on behalf of BAA, the airport's owner and operator. Construction of the guideway was completed in October 2008. The line is largely elevated, but includes a ground level section where the route passes under the approach to the airport's northern runway. Following various trials, including some using airport staff as test passengers, the line opened to public usage in May 2011. Although available for public use, the current phase is officially described as passenger trials, with a general opening forecast during the summer of 2011. This will involve 21 pods operating 22 hours a day. The developers expect that users will wait an average of around twelve seconds with 95-percent of passengers waiting for less than one minute for their private pod which will travel up to 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph). If the pilot project is successful, BAA have indicated that they will extend the service throughout the airport and to nearby hotels using 400 pods. #Airport #Heathrow #PRT #Track #ULTra
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