AIRPORT PEOPLE MOVER: "MOST SOPHISTICATED" SYSTEM BEING TESTED IN SEATTLE

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP. HAS BEGUN TESTING THE VEHICLES AND AUTOMATIC TRAIN CONTROLS FOR THE NEW PASSENGER TRANSIT SYSTEM BEING INSTALLED AT THE SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. NINE 106-PASSENGER VEHICLES WILL CARRY AIR TRAVELERS TO AND FROM THEIR BOARDING GATES. THE LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLES HAVE RUBBER TIRES AND ARE PROPELLED BY 100-HORSEPOWER MOTORS, PROVIDING SMOOTH, QUIET, FUME-FREE OPERATION. THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IS SCHEDULED TO GO INTO OPERATION LATER THIS YEAR. AUTOMATIC OPERATION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY A CENTRAL CONTROL COMPUTER, WHICH WILL CONTROL STATION DWELL TIMES AND MAKE SURE THE TRAINS ARE PROPERLY SPACED ON THE SYSTEM AT ALL TIMES FOR PASSENGER CONVENIENCE. TESTS ALSO ARE BEING CONDUCTED ON TRANSFER TABLES THAT WILL BE USED TO MOVE THE VEHICLES OFF OR ON THE GUIDEWAYS FOR MAINTENANCE OR OPERATION. STARTUP TESTS ARE ALSO UNDERWAY ON THE STATION DOORS AND COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER SYSTEMS.

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    American Transport Association

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  • Publication Date: 1972-5-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8
  • Serial:
    • Passenger Transport
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue Number: 19
    • Publisher: American Public Transportation Association
    • ISSN: 0364-345X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM