by Josephine Cordero Sapién
23 Apr 2021
Automated people movers
Alstom has been awarded a contract to operate and maintain the INNOVIA automated. people mover system at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, United States.
The contract is worth 87 million euros and has a runtime of ten years. The APM system at the airport is known as the Skyway.
Under the terms of the contract Alstom will deliver 24-hour operations and dispatching. It will also maintain the INNOVIA fleet, the guideway and signalling system and associated facilities such as the stations and the maintenance building. The previous contract was held by Bombardier Transportation, which also manufactured the APMs. However, Alstom acquired Bombardier Transportation in January this year.
“Alstom is pleased to continue and build upon this long-term relationship with the Houston Airport System. We're proud that our industry-leading Innovia automated people mover system has been moving travellers and employees between terminals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport safely, efficiently and reliably since 1999. Our experienced service delivery team will continue to focus on maintaining the system's high-performance levels and supporting the airport in meeting its mobility solutions requirements.”
Alstom did not have automated people mover systems in its portfolio prior to its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The company now supports automated transit systems at airports in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, New York, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Houston. Alstom will also operate and maintain the APM system currently being built at LAX.
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