Showing posts with label Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport. Show all posts
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Thursday 22 December 2022

Alstom’s automated people mover at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport carries first passengers across new extension

PHX Sky Train® uses 42 Alstom Innovia APMs and Cityflo 650 automatic train control
Expanded airport transit provides increased passenger comfort, experience, and connectivity, while reducing passenger wait time and curb side airport congestion  
Alstom operating and maintaining PHX Sky Train® since 2013 with 99.5% availability


Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has successfully delivered the extension to the PHX Sky Train® automated people mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, providing airport connections to the light rail train system and the rental car centre. This extension to the PHX Sky Train® provides not only increased capacity, but also more multimodal and accessible connections between the city of Phoenix and the airport, and an enhanced overall airport experience for domestic and international travellers.

Under the scope of its contract for the 2.5-mile extension, Alstom delivered a full turnkey solution comprised of electro-mechanical and guideway equipment, expansion of the current maintenance and storage facility, a maintenance recovery vehicle, retrofitted the wayside signalling system and upgraded vehicles already in operation today. In addition, 24 new Innovia APM 200 vehicles allow for 3-car trains, up from 2-car trains, which means being able to move more passengers more comfortably and more quickly in and around the airport facilities. Alstom delivered the extension, while maintaining current operations of the PHX Sky Train® throughout construction and testing, with no impact to availability or reliability of the system.

“Our partnership with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is grounded in a shared vision and commitment to improve passenger connectivity,” says Michael Keroullé, President of Alstom Americas. “The complexity of this extension project was tied to the need to maintain airport connectivity services aligned with passenger expectations during construction and especially at the time of integrating the extension to the existing system. What we have achieved today demonstrates the power of a great and collaborative partnership with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, an important asset as we continue to operate and maintain the expanded Sky Train system for the years to come.”