Luton Airport is London’s fourth-largest airport, with 16.5 million passengers per year. As from 2021, an automated guided people mover, or light metro, will improve passenger experience and enable those travelling to reach London in less than 30 minutes. ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products Sheet Piling supplied sheet piles for the project.
Our sheet piles on the Luton DART Project
The Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) will connect the Luton Airport Parkway railway station to the terminal of London Luton Airport. It will replace the current shuttle bus, relieving the roads in peak times and providing a higher transport capacity.
ArcelorMittal steel sheet piles are being used in the construction of this state-of-the-art £225 million. The works started in April 2019 and will be completed by summer 2021. The 2.1-km transit link consists of:
The project is full of complex technical challenges, but the main one is to minimise disruption to passengers and to the day-to-day operations of the airport.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products Sheet Piling supplied AZ 32-750 sheet piles up to 18.9m long, produced in its mill of Belval (Luxembourg). The sheet piles were delivered in 3 phases, according to a customised delivery plan developed with the main civil contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick - Kier, to make sure that the sheet piles arrive to the jobsite as the construction advances.
Fast, energy efficient and environmentally friendly
Thanks to the DART, Luton Airport Parkway railway station will be linked to the airport terminal in under four minutes and passengers will be able to travel between St Pancras and Luton Airport in just 30 minutes.
Transportation will be operated by a fully-automated double-shuttle, based on the latest system technology and design innovation, capable of operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This cable-driven system is energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
ArcelorMittal sheet piles in the construction of a tunnel under a taxiway