AIRPORT TRANSIT SYSTEM ON VEHICLE GUIDEWAY

DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE AIRTRANS SYSTEM, COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC TRANSIT SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE A FEATURE OF THE NEW DALLAS/FORT WORTH AIRPORT. THE VEHICLE AND GUIDEWAY NETWORK WILL MOVE PASSENGERS, EMPLOYEES, BAGGAGE, MAIL AND REFUSE. IT COMPRISES RUBBER-TIRED, STEERABLE VEHICLES WHICH ARE AUTOMATICALLY PROPELLED BY ELECTRIC MOTORS AND A CONCRETE U-SHAPED GUIDEWAY. A CENTRAL CONTROL CONSOLE MONITORS THE ENTIRE AIRTRANS SYSTEM. SENSORS AND TWO-WAY VOICE COMMUNICATIONS WITH ALL PASSENGER VEHICLES ARE USED TO DETECT UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND/OR MALFUNCTIONS. TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE IS MAINTAINED AT EACH PASSENGER STATION, VEHICLES TRAVEL AT 27 KM PER HOUR: THEY ARE OF FIBERGLASS CONSTRUCTION WITH ACRYLIC FINISH AND WILL HOLD 40 PASSENGERS (16 SEATED AND 24 STANDING). THE VEHICLE IS STEERED RATHER THAN FORCE-GUIDED THROUGH ALL SWITCHES FOR INCREASED COMFORT AND HAS AN AIR-BAG SUSPENSION SYSTEM. /TRRL/

  • Publication Date: 1973-4-26

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00242748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM