Stansted Airport Transit System
|This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (October 2013)|
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||3|
|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 and third satellite building. The system is "airside" and is accessible only after clearing security.
The Stansted Airport Transit System has 4 (1 disused) stations. All 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 three satellite buildings, numbered 1 (gates 1 - 19) and 2 (gates 29 - 38) and 3 (40-59) though the transit, currently does not serve satellite 3. due to arrangements with Ryanair not requiring the use of the transit.
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.
- In the Terminal
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