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Bombardier-supplied Atlanta airport APM expands

Posted on May 16, 2012

Bombardier Transportation is celebrating the start of passenger services on the newly extended Bombardier Innovia APM 100 automated people mover (APM) system at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The transit system extension will serve millions of world travellers at the brand new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, which has now officially opened.

Bombardier won the turnkey system contract to extend the transit system to the new international terminal in December 2007. The contract included the supply of 10 Innovia APM 100 vehicles and all electrical and mechanical equipment associated with the 0.42 mile dual-lane extension.

The APM system at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport first opened in September 1980. Since opening, the system has seen fleet expansions, extensions to the international concourse, two generations of replacement vehicles and numerous system upgrades. Bombardier has operated and maintained the APM system since the start of service in 1980, consistently delivering an on-time performance over 99.5%.

Bombardier's plant in Pittsburgh designed and supplied the electrically powered, rubber tired, driverless Innovia APM 100 vehicles with Bombardier CityFlo 550 automatic train control. Bombardier also supplied communications and power distribution systems, station platform doors, and outfitting the new maintenance and storage facility, as well as providing project management, systems engineering and integration and test and commissioning.

Following the completion of the extension work, the system is now 2.8 miles in length and operates with 59 vehicles. The journey time from the Main Terminal (Concourse T) to the new Concourse F takes approximately 10 minutes.

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