US Bombardier ART family Members: Beijing (Airport Line), Detroit (people mover), Kuala Lumpur (Kelana Jaya Line), Miami (Metromover), New York (AirTrain JFK), Toronto (Scarborough RT), Vancouver (Expo Line, Millennium Line), Yongin (EverLine), Characteristics: Similar 'automated rapid transit' trains. Vancouver and Kuala Lumpur use LIM technology.
LIM: Linear Induction Motor technology utilizes the repelling and attracting forces of electromagnets to move steel-on-wheel trains forward:
The automated people mover operates on a loop through downtown Detroit and provides interesting views of the central business district skyscrapers and waterfront. Photo by Wigwam Jones, flickr.com Isolated circle - People mover - 4.8 km - 13 stations - round trip 15 minutes - completed 1987 - unidirectional.
The closing chimes on Detroit's People Mover are exactly the same as on Toronto's subways (see there).
Generic Links for Detroit People Mover
Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org
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