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Skymetro track

Skymetro stop

Poma Hovair front car
Zurich (International Airport)
In 2003 Skymetro line has been opened at Zurich International Airport, connecting Airside Center to Dock E (1 km, with 2 single way tunnels). This innovative automated cable system is based on vehicles running over concrete levigated surfaces, levitating on a thin air cushion (0.2 mm).
Zurich Airport (official site)

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CHRONOLOGY
September 2003Airside Center-Dock E

CountrySwitzerland
LineSkyMetro
InhabitantsCity 342.000, District 1.005.000
Date opening2003
Future development:--
Length (km)1.1
Track sectionsunderground (2 one way single tunnels)
Stops2
Platforms--
Platform doors--
General characteristics--
n. of vehicles3
n. of cars per vehicle2
Typelevitation on air cushion
Vehicle dimensions (m)(each car) length 9.1
Vehicle capacity (pax)(each car) 70
Frequency 3'/
Current/Voltage--
Type of guide/gaugeconcrete running surfaces
Speed Km/hComm. 25, Max 48
Accel./Decel. (m/sec2)--
System capacity5.000 pphpd
Ridership--
Total cost165 M Sfr (105.6 M Euro), of which 90 M Sfr (57.6 M Euro) for civil works
Staff14
System builderPOMA OTIS
ModelHovair
NOTE--
technical data uptaded on Jan 29th, 2011