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English translation: moving sidewalk

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Italian term or phrase:tapis roulant
English translation:moving sidewalk
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09:45 Dec 7, 2000
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Italian term or phrase: tapis roulant - tappeto mobile
Hello,
I need to know the English term for the kinds of moving pedestrian walkways (i.e. not a cargo conveyor) that can be found in airports and similar places. Anybody know?
Thanks in advance
Derek
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People mover
Explanation:
According to the American Heritage Dictionary:
people mover n. A means of mass transit, such as a moving sidewalk or a monorail, used to transport people, usually along a fixed route.
Although I've very often heard the term 'TRAVELATOR'.
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Nicky
Local time: 17:11
Grading comment
Thanks to everybody here. It's a problem having to "reward" only one person, still, Nicky's answer will be the most useful for me because several useful expressions were given. "Passenger conveyor" doesn't give too many hits, but I have found confirmation for "moving sidewalk" - trouble is that as Brit writing for a European audience (if anyone ever reads it!), I feel uncomfortable with "sidewalks" - I'm sure they say that at a US airport, but Gatwick?!
Thanks again for your time and help
Derek
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Summary of answers provided
namoving sidewalkxxxJon Zuber
naPeople moverNicky
namoving sidewalk
CLS Lexi-tech
na[passenger/pedestrian] conveyorJohn Jost


  

Answers


18 mins
[passenger/pedestrian] conveyor


Explanation:
Corresponding French terms:

- Bande transporteuse
- accélérateur piétonnier
- tapis roulant

John Jost
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45 mins
moving sidewalk


Explanation:
Paola L M

many sites, too many considering there is a rock group by that name



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Local time: 11:11
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4 hrs
People mover


Explanation:
According to the American Heritage Dictionary:
people mover n. A means of mass transit, such as a moving sidewalk or a monorail, used to transport people, usually along a fixed route.
Although I've very often heard the term 'TRAVELATOR'.


    see above
Nicky
Local time: 17:11
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 38
Grading comment
Thanks to everybody here. It's a problem having to "reward" only one person, still, Nicky's answer will be the most useful for me because several useful expressions were given. "Passenger conveyor" doesn't give too many hits, but I have found confirmation for "moving sidewalk" - trouble is that as Brit writing for a European audience (if anyone ever reads it!), I feel uncomfortable with "sidewalks" - I'm sure they say that at a US airport, but Gatwick?!
Thanks again for your time and help
Derek
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5 hrs
moving sidewalk


Explanation:
In airports with a recorded messages that warns you you're about to hit the end of the thing, that's what it's called by the friendly voice. ("Caution; you are nearing the end of the moving sidewalk" or somesuch.)

xxxJon Zuber
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