Narita Airport Terminal 2 Shuttle System
|Locale||Terminal 2, Narita International Airport, Narita, Japan|
|Transit type||People mover|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||2|
|Operator(s)||Narita International Airport Corporation|
|System length||279 m (915 ft)|
The Narita Airport Terminal 2 Shuttle System (成田空港第2ターミナルシャトルシステム Narita Kūkō Dai-ni Tāminaru Shatoru Shisutemu?) was an automated people mover used in Narita International Airport, Narita, Japan. This system started its operation on December 6, 1992.
Narita International Airport, the international airport of the Greater Tokyo Area, opened the current Terminal 2 in 1992, as well as the shuttle system. The shuttle links the main building of the terminal and its satellite, 279 m away. The whole ride takes a minute, and is free of charge.
The system is made by Nippon Otis Elevator, a company specialized in elevators and escalators. It is technically (and legally) not a railway, but a horizontal elevator; cars are attached to a cable that moves them, like a funicular. These cars do not have wheels; instead, they float on a 0.2-millimetre layer of pressured air. This was the first use of such a system to be used in an airport, as well as the first in Japan.
A new walkway between the main and satellite buildings will open on September 27, 2013, following which the people mover will cease operations.
- List of airport people mover systems
- People mover
- Dorfbahn Serfaus
- Tracked Hovercraft
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- (Japanese) Narita International Airport official website
- (English) Narita International Airport official website
- (Japanese) 成田なんでも百科 (Narita Anything Encyclipedia), an educational website for children provided by Narita City Educational Council.
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