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Visit to Heathrow Terminal 5 to see the automated people mover systems

  • Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport TW6 2GA United Kingdom (map)
Leeds Station Integrated Station Masterplan. Copyright SNC-Lanvalin’s Atkins.

Women in Transport members have been invited to visit Heathrow's Terminal 5 where they will taken on a behind the scenes tour of the automated people mover systems that include the Heathrow PODs and the Track Transit System.

This will be an opportunity to see one of the more unusual transport innovations in action; the ULTra PODS rapid transit PODCAR system. As well as taking a ride in one of these driverless vehicles you will get to see the control room and maintenance depot.

You will also have the chance to go air-side to see the Track Transit System (TTS), one of the three people mover systems in the UK that conveys passengers between the terminal and the departure and arrival gates.

The tour will be preceded by a presentation on both projects covering the background, challenges and achievements as well as a Q & A session.

After the tour there will also be the opportunity for networking when refreshments will kindly be provided.

This is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed.

The tour is open only to Women in Transport members and places are limited. If it is over-subscribed there will be a ballot for places.

Please note that as part of the tour is airside, temporary security passes will need to be issued to all visitors. We will ask you in advance to provide a copy of your passport or driving licence and you will be asked to bring the original of that ID on the day. To allow time for security passes to be processed you need to submit the registration form below no later than Monday 7 October 2019.

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