MiniMetro is a family of cable propelled automated people mover systems built by Poma/Leitner Group. The vehicles either run on rails or an air cushion and have either a detachable grip (to the cable) or a fixed grip. Leitner has a test track for the vehicles in Sterzing. Current maximum capacity of the system is around 8000 passengers per hour. The latest system installed with the MiniMetro brand was the Cairo Airport People Mover that opened in May 2013.
Perugia People Mover
In Perugia, a 3.2-kilometre (2.0 mi) stretch with seven stations opened in February 2008 to relieve the inner city of car traffic. It consists of more than 25 vehicles of 5 m each, with a capacity of 25 passengers and a speed of up to 25 kilometers (16 mi) per hour. The interval between successive vehicles is around 1.5 minutes. In 2013 the system carried 10,000 passengers per day. Plans exist for a second line.
Other MiniMetro installations
- Poma 2000 in Laon, France
- Skymetro at Zurich International Airport
- "The Squaire Metro" car park connector at The Squaire, next to Frankfurt Airport
- Minneapolis–St. Paul Airport Trams
- ExpressTram at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
- Cairo International Airport People Mover
- Miami International Airport, MiniMetro people mover to satellite Concourse E, replaces traditional APM (2016)
- Cable Liner, a competing system from DCC Doppelmayr with large vehicles
- SK (people mover), a similar system with small vehicles
- Otis Hovair
- Cable car (railway)
- Peter Landsman (July 14, 2016). "Leitner-Poma MiniMetro Debuts at Miami International Airport". Lift Blog. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
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