Expansion and passenger transit plans for the Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport are described. Construction on a terminal designed to accommodate 55 million passengers a year has begun, and beneficial occcupancy of the building is anticipated in December 1980. Phase one will consist of 104 wide-body aircraft gates, which can eventually be increased to 130 gates. A fourth east-west parallel runway is planned. The airport transit system will normally operate as a continuous-loop system with 17 80-passenger rubber-tired vehicles in three car trains, although the system could convert to a shuttle system when necessary. Moving walkways are planned within the passenger mall. Concourses and the location of baggage handling facilities are also described.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jacobsen, P S
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Accession Number: 00180135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1982 12:00AM