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Fostering urban mobility


ACCEL: Urban mobility - TK Elevator

ACCEL

Driving down connecting times at airports and metros

ACCEL provides an efficient solution to the global challenges of urbanization. It alleviates traffic congestion by improving access to metro stations while attracting up to 30% additional passengers.

In airport terminals, it reduces connection times between gates by up to 70%.

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Our first-generation ACCEL express walkway at Toronto Pearson Int. Airport

Enjoy the virtual experience of riding thyssenkrupp's first-generation ACCEL express walkway at Toronto Pearson Int. Airport. Stepping on at 0.65m/s and smoothly accelerating up to 2m/s, we have created a product as safe and easy to use as a conventional moving walk while still 3x faster.

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ACCEL at a glance

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Summary features

High-speed

High-speed

- Max. speed of 2 m/s- Time savings of up to 70%

High-capacity

High-capacity

- 7,300 passengers per hour per direction

Continuous movement

Continuous movement

- No waiting time- No waiting areas

Unique technology

Unique technology

- Proven pallet/handrail systems- Transrapid technology

Easy to use

Easy to use

- Safe, comfortable ride- No instructions required

Easy installation

Easy installation

- No major infrastructure requirements- Easier planning

Product range

Product range

- High efficiency for distances between 200 m and 1.5 km

Future demands

Future demands

- Improved public transport quality by increasing metro connectivity

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How does ACCEL work?

Horizontal turnaround

Allows one-way or bi-directional traffic with only one ACCEL.

Synchronized handrail

  • Handrails totally synchronized with the pallet band
  • Continuous handrail running at high speed below the handrail

Advantages

System length

System length

ACCEL provides effortless movement between medium distance destinations without having to board and disembark vehicles.

System speed

System speed

Passengers step onto the ACCEL at normal walking speeds, accelerate smoothly up to 7.2 km/h, or even 12 km/h for passengers who continue walking on the pallet band, and then decelerate to normal speed when leaving the system. ACCEL generates time savings of 70%.

Continuous movement

Continuous movement

ACCEL is capable of moving 7,300 passengers per hour per direction in a permanent flow, totally eliminating waiting times.

ACCEL - Increasing connectivity

A metro access on every corner of the city

Highly effective new transport system.

TK Elevator analysis shows that people at a distance of more than 500 meters from a metro station usually opt for other means of transport, despite the possibility of heavy traffic jams or significantly higher costs. Filling this gap in the transport landscape, ACCEL offers a cost effective solution to improve the reach of metro stations and increase network connectivity without the need for major infrastructural or civil works, in addition to attracting 30% additional passengers to a more environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Reducing trip times. Express metro lines can be built using ACCEL, reducing the number of stops for metro systems, and keeping or even increasing accessibility for passengers. The Fast Track concept will make Public Transport more attractive.

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No matter where you are

New access to the metro

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When you have to switch lines

Linking metro lines

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Shortest way to the metro line

Fast-Track concept

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A significant factor in smoother operations at airports

In airports, ACCEL is capable of improving airport traffic flow.

Some of the most recent expansions at large airport hubs have significantly increased distances between gates, making transit difficult for some passengers, especially the elderly and those travelling with children. The increased distances also prove to be a major issue when there are last-minute gate changes or long lines to complete pre-boarding formalities, often resulting in some passengers missing their flights altogether.

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Changing terminals very fast

Connection between terminals

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From A to B in a second

Connection to transportation links

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To prevent crowded gates

Connection within a terminal

ACCEL Advantages

Easier planning

Easier planning

ACCEL avoids the need for setting up stations and waiting areas as those needed for APM or shuttle buses. Besides, it does not require any independent control.

Improving public transport

Improving public transport

More efficient Metro systems with increased accessibility and faster trips for passengers.

Reduced life cycle costs

Reduced life cycle costs

Easy to maintain, with a lower initial investment.

ACCEL - Technical data

Consisting of a band of pallets, ACCEL is built using the overlapping pallet concept which allows each pallet to expand three times its original size. Each pallet is equipped with its own magnet propelled by linear motors installed in fixed positions.

In addition, the pallet band and the handrail are two separate systems that run precisely in sync. Sensors constantly focus on the position of the individual grips and pallets, ensuring that passengers always feel that these are moving at the same speed, which allows them to experience a smooth and safe.

Facts and figures

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