Ultra is Depeche Mode's ninth full-length album, which was released on April 15, 1997. The album is the first album after the departure of Alan Wilder, who left to focus on his solo project Recoil. The long time that separates this album from the previous was due to David Gahan's near suicide and recovery from addiction to drugs.
ULTra ("Urban Light Transport") is a personal rapid transit system from Advanced Transport Systems Ltd in Cardiff, Wales. The system was conceived by Martin Lowson and his design team, and has had Â£10 million and 100 man-years put into the project. As of December, 2006, there are no commercial installations of ULTra; a pilot project is under construction at London's Heathrow Airporthttp://www.heathrowairport.com/portal/controller/dispatcher.jsp?CiID=724474cd82a07010VgnVCM10000036821c0a____&CtID=a22889d8759a0010VgnVCM200000357e120a____&Ct=B2C_CT_PRESS_RELEASE&ChPath=Corporate^Media%20Centre^News%20Releases^Results "BAA signs agreement to develop innovative transport system" BAA plc Press Release - 20 October 2005, and is scheduled to open to the public in 2008.