IU Health People Mover Stations & Walkways
Wurster is honored to have been chosen as the Design/Builder for the first-of-its-kind project in the nation. The elevated, dual-guideway, driverless transportation system connects IU Health’s facilities with stations located at Methodist Hospital, University/Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Pathology Laboratory. Serving as the transition point between the hospitals and the train, the stations provide for a secure and controlled environment for all of the system’s users. Structurally speaking, each of the stations was designed and built to withstand the movement created by the 57,000 pound trains traveling at 28 mph in, out and through them several times each hour, with only 4″ of clearance as it enters or passes a building. The tightly scheduled project spans the 1.5-mile length of the train route and was designed and built in less than 24 months. In addition, the project serves to connect IU Health’s 3 hospitals – Methodist, University and Riley – with one of the nation’s largest networks of pneumatic tubes.