Air-Rail Link, Birmingham, UK
AirRail Shuttle Birmingham International Airport
3 million passengers per year
Modern, reliable and, above all, an economically viable system, the AirRail Link provides a direct connection to existing public transportation facilities.
The system has motivated passengers traveling to the airport to leave their cars at home and use public transportation. DCC utilized existing guideway structures as the small Maglev system was replaced by the AirRail Link.
Operation of the Airport Link began in March 2003. This was DCC’s first airport system.
- DCC’s work included system design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance
- Connects airport to international railway station
- 585 m (1,921 ft)
- Allows for future addition of an intermediate station to link to the parking facility
- Replaced an existing Maglev people mover
- Maglev guideway was rehabilitated and incorporated in the new system
||585 m (1,921 ft)
||Dual track shuttle (with two trains operating independently)
||36 km/h (22.4 mph)
||Elevated steel / concrete
||2 two-car trains
||27 passengers per vehicle
54 passengers per train