Heathrow Pod: Pod Parking Station B to Heathrow Terminal 5 by ULTra PRT

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Once satisfied with trying out the Heathrow Pods, it’s time to head back to Heathrow Terminal 5 to continue on my way.

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Heading to a pod bay to catch a pod back to the terminal.

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Going back to Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Yes, that is okay. Thank you.

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Boarding the Heathrow Pod.

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This pod looks a bit fresher than the one I took earlier.

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Press the “close doors” button to close the doors.

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This time, a small TV screen above the door buttons also put in text the announcements made.

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Closing the doors.

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Pressing the “start” button to start my journey.

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Reversing out of the berth.

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Really? The Masdar City PRT opened in November 2010 while the Heathrow Pods opened in June 2011.

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Turning right at the Pod Parking junction to Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Passing by another pod. The Heathrow Pods strangely travel on the right.

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Heathrow Terminal 5 as seen from the Heathrow Pod.

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Another pod with an arriving British Airways plane.

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In case of an emergency, on top of the side exits, there are also emergency exits at the front and rear of each pod.

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Approaching Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Back in British Airways’ territory.

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Heading into the terminal.

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The station is made up of many parallel lanes, probably for storing pods ready to go during peak periods.

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A walkthrough of Heathrow Terminal 5 pod station from the pod to the lift is played on the video when approaching the station, though it’s a very straightforward process.

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Taking the balloon loop to Heathrow Terminal 5 pod station.

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Taking the first empty slot.

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Quite a busy arrival time with 3 pods arriving at almost the same time.

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Disembarking from the Heathrow Pod.

The journey from Pod Parking Station B to Heathrow Terminal 5 took 5 minutes.

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From here, the elevators are just straight ahead.

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Overall, a great journey experience on the Heathrow Pods. I wish I would have such a system around my housing estate for easier access to the MRT station.

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One thought on “Heathrow Pod: Pod Parking Station B to Heathrow Terminal 5 by ULTra PRT

  1. Ehdgarn says:

    If I’m not wrong, there’s a provision for further extension right after the terminal straight, just before the slight chicane for the entry to the carpark junction.

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