Heathrow Pods ULTra - end to end!




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Published on Jul 15, 2016

A slightly unusual video here - I take the famous driverless "Heathrow Pods" from one end of the track to the other and film the whole thing.

The system began passenger trials at London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, in October 2010 and opened for full passenger service 22 hours a day, 7 days a week, in May 2011. Operational statistics in May 2012 demonstrate 99% reliability and an average passenger wait time over the year of 10 seconds. Ultra has achieved a number of awards from the London Transport Awards and the British Parking Awards.

It connects Heathrow Terminal 5 to its business passenger car park, just north of the airport, by a 3.9-kilometre line built on behalf of BAA, the airport's owner and operator. The system cost £30 million to develop.

More stuff about the ULTra technology can be found on WikiPedia.

The next flight-based trip report will be posted next week! Thanks for watching.....and SUBSCRIBE!

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