This review of systems which facilitate the passenger by reducing walking distances and related time to an acceptable minimum, describes horizontal or angled people-movers, elevated or underground automated transit car systems, and various bus type vehicles including those with an elevating system. An inclined passenger conveyor installed at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, an S-Type Speedaway which consists of a continuous surface of metal platforms, and systems incorporating an acceleration technique (parallel belts, rotating disc, overlapping combplates, trellis) are described. Terminal concepts which despite expansion can maintain their efficiency and passenger acceptability by incorporating transit systems include the following: central terminal with piers; central terminal with satellites; linear terminal concept; unit terminal; transport concept. It is shown how the capacity of these concepts can be extended by the use of people moving systems.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Accession Number: 00155510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM