US: Alstom Completes PHX Sky Train APM Extension

Alstom has completed an extension project for the PHX Sky Train automated people mover (APM) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

This 2.5-mile extension improves mulitmodal connections to the airport and increases the system’s capacity in order to enhance the passenger experience at the airport.

PHX Sky Train
Successful delivery of the extension to the PHX Sky Train® automated people mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

To deliver this project, Alstom provided a full turnkey solution including electro-mechanical and guideway equipment, expansion of the current maintenance and storage facility, a maintenance recovery vehicle, a retrofitted wayside signalling system and upgraded vehicles.

In addition, 24 new Innovia APM 200 vehicles have entered service to enable 3-car trains, rather than the previous 2-car vehicles.

Alstom completed this extension while maintaining current operations of the existing PHX Sky Train.

Michael Keroullé, President of Alstom Americas said:

“Our partnership with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is grounded in a shared vision and commitment to improve passenger connectivity. 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.”

In 2009, Alstom designed and supplied all electrical and mechanical equipment, a maintenance facility, and 18 Innovia APM 200 vehicles for phase 1 of the PHX Sky Train system.

It has also operated and maintained the 24/7 APM since 2013 and will now continue to operate and maintain the extended 4.2-mile system for the next 10 years.

This is Alstom’s third installation of Innovia APM 200, following its contracts with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Heathrow Terminal 5 Transit.

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