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DESCRIPTION
Birmingham AirRail Link is an automated cable system (fixed rope) which operates connecting Birmingham International Airport with the Multi Modal Intherchange point at the airport railway station.
This cable systems replaced a previous magnetic levitation people-mover (Maglev) in service from 1984 to 1995; Maglev experience was abandoned because of its many technical problems (signalling troubles during snowy days, car body overweight, etc) which caused many service interruptions.
Air-Rail consists in two simple and detached 600 m long tracks, without switches and communications between tracks.
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
HISTORY
datesection nameline
1984Airport Terminal-Airport Railway Station MAGLEV system--
1995MAGLEV system withdrawn--
2003MMI Station-Airport Station cable systemAirRail Link
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
TECHNICAL DATA
Single line length (Km)
--
Single line stops
--
Single line avg. distance (km)
--
Total track length (km)
0.6
Total network stops
2
Avg. stop net distance (km)
0.6
Type
rubber tyres (Note:fixed grip cabins)
Current/Voltage
cable moved by an electric winch (MT)
Type of guide/gauge
elevated modular steel guideway on concrete substructure
Vehicles builder
DOPPELMAYR
Model
Cable Liner Shuttle
Operator
BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT
(last modified February 19, 2017 )
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apm - birmingham airport; By Metrotram.it (own work). Source:base map by Doppelmayr "Air-rail link Birmingham" reference sheet
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