Business Travel Show Europe is the place where
September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
HEATHROW is to develop a rapid transport link between the car parks and the terminal areas. Advanced Transport Systems Ltd (ATS) has confirmed that that it has won a BAA Plc contract for its innovative ULTra Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. The agreement between BAA and ATS also includes an investment of ”7.5million in the company in return for 25% of the equity. The ULTra system was developed to provide a more effective and lower cost solution to the worldwide problems of urban transport. It uses automatically controlled vehicles, which can fit a maximum of 4 passengers, travelling on their own guideway network to provide an on demand and non-stop service from any station to any other on the network. The prototype ULTra system has been under development since 1999, with Government support from the Department for Transport, the Department of Trade and Industry, NESTA,and the EC. The prototype system was given consent by HM Rail Inspectorate to carry passengers in 2003.