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15:26 Feb 25, 2006
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Tourism & Travel / Transport
German term or phrase:Personenbeförderungssystem
Sie erreichen das Messegelände, Eingang WEST 1, über das überdachte Personenbeförderungssystem "Skywalk" in ca. 2 Minuten.
What's meant is one of those horizonal moving walkway devices that you find in most large airports. What is the standard term for this?
Main Entry: moving walkway
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: a slow-speed conveyor belt for transporting people; also called moving sidewalk, travelator, peoplemover, moving pavement
Example: Airports are smart to install moving walkways.
Explanation: In my opinion, "passenger transfer system" is the general term for "Personenbeförderungssystem", because there are several kinds of these systems.
"Skywalk" here, is one of a special kind of a passenger transfer system.