Stansted Airport Transit System
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (October 2013)|
|This article is outdated. (October 2013)|
|Stansted Airport Transit System|
Travelling downhill from the main building to enter the underground tunneled section
|Locale||London Stansted Airport,|
|Transit type||People mover|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||6|
|Operator(s)||Stansted Airport Limited|
|System length||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Track gauge||2.8 metres (9 ft 2 in)|
After opening in 1991 the system was extended in 1998 with an additional two underground stations to serve a second satellite building. The system is "airside" and is accessible only after clearing security.
The Stansted Airport Transit System has three stations. Each of them are equipped with Platform Screen Doors.
The system is double track, with 3.2 km (2.0 mi) of track in total and includes a maintenance depot at one end. The system contains elevated and tunneled sections connecting the main terminal building with two satellite buildings, numbered 1 (gates 1 - 19) and 2 (gates 20 - 39).
There are an original five Adtranz C-100 cars built by Westinghouse for the system. This was increased to a total of nine cars when four new Bombardier CX-100 cars were delivered during the 1998 expansion. During normal operation, eight out of the nine cars will be in service to maintain a 99.98% availability record. The cars can operate as single units or can be coupled to form two or three car trains. The trains are fully automated (driverless).
Set of points for a crossover connecting the two tracks
- Cambridge University and BAA, 24. BAA Stansted, Airport Transit System, TTS – The Track Transit System, retrieved 2008-07-11.