Heathrow PRT pod passenger trials underway

‘Testing is going very well’, a spokesman announced on Thursday. A full public service is now expected to be launched by July, with 21 four-seat rubber-tyre pod vehicles operating 22 h a day on the 3·8 km T-shaped network.

Supplier ULTra PRT has formed a Singapore-based joint venture with Fairwood Consulting to implement ULTra systems in Asia. ULTra CEO Phil Smith sees India as a ‘tremendous opportunity’, with two build-operate-transfer PRT projects ‘under active development’.