A COMPARISON OF AUTOMATED PEOPLE MOVER AND ACCELERATING MOVING WALKWAY COSTS AND EFFECTIVENESS

This paper compares passenger travel time performance, capacity, initial costs, operating costs, and maintenance requirements for accelerating moving walkways and automated people mover systems. The review is based on a case study involving the satellite transit system at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and an accelerating moving walkway network which might have been substituted for the satellite transit system. The results of the case study indicate substantial advantages for the accelerating moving walkway alternative insofar as initial cost and travel time performance are concerned. Capacities of the two systems are comparable. Total operating and maintenance costs for the accelerating moving walkway system are concluded to be possibly substantially less than and, at most, comparable to the operating and maintenance costs for the people mover system. (author)

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  • Authors:
    • BERGMANN, D R
    • Conner, L R
    • Schmelz, R E
    • Singh, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

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  • Accession Number: 00174065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM