A rapid transit system to be built

A rapid transit system that carries passengers in driverless pods is to be built at Heathrow Airport in a pilot programme. Arup will design the infrastructure for the electric-powered urban light transport system, which is scheduled to be operational by 2008. Developed by Advanced Transport Systems for BAA, the pods will link Terminal 1 to an outer parking area in around four minutes, compared to the current 20-minute wait and travel time through airport traffic. The system can ferry up to 4,800 passengers an hour.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Join the conversation with PlanningResource on social media

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs