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TTS platform at T5A (1)

TTS platform at T5A (1)

screen doors (1)

screen doors (2)

Bombardier Innovia (1)

Bombardier Innovia (2)
London Heathrow
A new automated people-mover opened in March 2008 as a part of the Heathrow new terminal T5. The so-called Tracked Transit System (TTS) connects the main building (T5A) with T5A satellite terminal; a further extension to T5C satellite (under construction) is expected in 2011. The 600 m track is totally underground (2 parallel single track tunnels).
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description uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011

map created on Jan 29th, 2011 (© 2005-2014 Ing. M. Tarozzi)

CHRONOLOGY
27-03-2008Terminal T5A-Terminal T5B

CountryUnited Kingdom
LineTracked Transit System (TTS)
InhabitantsCity 7.400.000, District 11.250.000
Date opening2008
Future development:under construction an extension to T5C satellite terminal (2011)
Length (km)0.67
Track sectionstotally underground (2 separate parallel tunnels)
Stops3, average distance 335 m
Platforms--
Platform doorsyes
general characteristicslength --, width --
n. of vehicles6
n. of cars per vehicle--
Typerubber tyres
Vehicle dimensions (m)length --; - width --
Vehicle capacity (pax)(single car) 75
Frequency 1.5'/
Current/Voltage by third rail
Guide/gauge concrete lane with lateral guidance
Speed Km/hComm --, Max 50
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity6.500 pphpd
Ridership--
Total cost--
Staff--
System builderBOMBARDIER
ModelInnovia
NOTEoption for further 3 vehicles
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011