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These photos show a preliminary design. For instance, the colours of the vehicles and track may be different, the station can done "lighter" by using for instance glass and wood. The vehicle design may be changed etc. Likely design changes are for instance: Whereas the vehicle shown is a very functional max 6 person vehicle with seats facing each other, we have also designed a more streamlined, but less functional 3 person vehicle, with seats facing forward only.

Furthermore, in order to make the poles and track less visually intrusive, plants such as ivy should be planted to make the whole system look like a garden.

The 16 following pictures and drawings of a model are made by Prof. of industrial design Jan Capjon, Invaco a.s, Norway.

System inserted in photos of existing landscape

The first 3 illustrations appeared in the national newspaper Aftenposten, March 30th 2000 and June 9th 1999. 
The fourth is a jewel, showing how PRT popes no social barricades, unlike conventional transport - like the local E-18 Highway or the local railroad....

Station at Fornebu - by Braathens SAFE 

Lysaker, Along E-18 Highway

Lysaker, Crossing E-18 Highway  

Children under the former Airport Control Tower


Pictures of our laser-built model (CAD- Prototyped):

Model seen from side-above

Model seen from front - below

Model seen from side - below


Variants of the same as above but with imitated landscape:

Model seen from above

Model seen from side-above

Model seen from side - below



Vehicle with 6 seats ("bubble")

Vehicle with 3 seats ("handsom")


Drawings of stations

Small station from above, PRT off-line principle

Small station

Large "quadruple" station, planned for Lysaker station and transport hub

Network layout 

1972 - Oslo network by Jan Capjon , Civ. Eng.

1999a - Fornebu & 1999b - Fornebu by Jan Capjon , Prof. Industrial Design , NATH

2000- Fornebu by Stein Brekke, Civ. Arch. Praco 

2001- Fornebu by Arno Mong Daastøl Drs. Oecon. InnoTrans

2001 - Picture of computer simulation for an extended network at Fornebu by Dr. Tech. Ingmar Andreasson ,  LogistikCentrum
(Guide : Station # 1 is Lysaker, # 7 is Telenor, # 12 is Norske Skog, # 15 is Lilleaker, #20 is Godthåb, #22 is Skøyen, # 23 is Rolfsbukta, # 25 is Stabæk, etc. )

2001 - Public plan of track layout for APM/ tram

Very simple sketches of the "Business Belt" project in Oslo
(To understand the sketches: Oslo is situated on the northern banks of the fjord - or bay)

The principle 

Detailed sketch with number of jobs noted


Maps and photos of Fornebu

Map of the Fornebu area (copyright Bærum Kommune)

Photo of the Fornebu area directly from above - facing south (copyright Telenor a.s.)

The Fornebu area - as planned - towards downtown Oslo  - facing north (copyright Telenor a.s.)   

Close-up photo of the abandoned Fornebu airstrip - towards downtown Oslo - facing north (copyright Telenor a.s.)  


A serial of good illustrating pictures showing the point of area demand:

Tip : Open all the below pictures in a row and surf along them as in a movie. The effect is most enlightening.
- If you imagine the PRT system elevated as well, the positive effect for the human and animate environment should be obvious.

A: With a nice flow you get 1000 vehicles per lane 
B: Each vehicle contains on average 1,2 person
C: The passengers in reality need a minimum of space
D: A PRT system needs little space, and passengers may read, work or simply enjoy the ride
E: The missing last picture with an elevated structure and elks or children passing below... was finally made by Lars Endre Kjølstad

From: William A. Wilde (1996), The Simple, Compelling Case for PRT, International Conference on PRT and Other Emerging Transport Systems, Minneapolis.  The text for each of the pictures is written by Jan Even Evensen, Norway