People movers are generally track-mounted, automatically operated transportation means for moving large numbers of people in airports, amusement parks, and cities. GANGLOFF Cabins built the cars for the Skymetro in the Zürich airport, for the SATU in Oeiras near Lisbon, for the OHSU tram in Portland, Oregon (USA), and for many other systems like these.
The cars in Zürich and Oeiras come from a line that we developed ourselves. They meet the strictest standards for underground railways. We gave equal consideration to the US standards as we did to the European ones.
The modular construction allows us to build cars of different lengths and designs. The front and back ends have flange joints and are bolted onto the car body. It is thus possible to attach both cabs and gangways, as desired. An articulated train arises from an individual vehicle.
An ingenious gauge system enables us to produce the various subassemblies efficiently and with precise dimensions. Complete car bodies can be manufactured quickly from these prefabricated components. Thanks to the gauges, the dimensional tolerances in the interface zones are so small that individual car modules remain readily interchangeable.
All visible interior and exterior paneling elements are made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic molded parts, which are fastened onto the frame with elastic adhesive bonds.
The interior space in these cars is designed mainly for standing passengers. The design and materials make cleaning easy. Depending on the intended use, we can obviously equip the cars with other furnishings.