Transportation made easy

The new Central Japan International Airport (Centrair) has multi-modal capabilities, being reachable by plane, train, bus, boat, taxi or private car. Centrair is located just outside Nagoya, Japan, and it was expressly designed to be a hub. Located on a reclaimed island in the Chubu region of Japan, its designers took advantage of its remote location to tap into existing transit systems, so that, for example, more than half of the travelers arriving at the airport from the mainland will ride a train from Nagoya City. The physical layout with a gently sloping bridge located precisely halfway between the arrival and departure levels will make it attractive to both groups, and the use of time-consuming elevators and escalators is minimized. The T-shaped terminal, which is expected to serve an anticipated 12 million passengers yearly, allows for the shortest walking distance to and between gates. Domestic and international terminals are combined. It has 40 gates that can be opened or closed depending on capacity. Boarding lounges offer unobstructed views of incoming and outgoing aircraft by creating a ramp system with a slight descending slope as the aircraft is boarded. Natural light and greenery are emphasized in this project in what is now Japan's third major international gateway.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 22-23
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  • Accession Number: 01015020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2005 3:25PM