Luton Direct Air Rail Transit

Luton, UK


Tony Gee is lead designer on the £200m Luton Direct Air to Rail Transit (DART) project. Working for VolkerFitzpatrick / Kier Infrastructure, the designs are for a mass passenger transit system connecting Luton Airport with the Luton Parkway rail station.

DART will be a fully–automated driverless system, approximately 2.1km in length, and providing fast, frequent and reliable transfers between the station and the terminal in under four minutes.

DART’s airport terminal is largely underground accessed by escalators, lifts and stairs beneath a canopy of linked, gold coloured steel parasols.The overall cost, including the civil engineering work, transport system and major station upgrade is £225m.

The system is expected to be operational by summer 2021.

PROJECT DETAILS

SynopsisLead designer for the whole scheme
ContractorVolkerFitzpatrick
End ClientLondon Luton Airport
Sectors and ServicesAirports
Permanent works design
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