US: Alstom to Modernise APM System at DFW Airport

Alstom has signed a contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for the modernisation and replacement of its Skylink Automated People Mover (APM) system.

This project will include the overhaul, retrofit or replacement of vehicle and wayside components for the airport’s APM to ensure continued safe and reliable operations.

The Skylink APM system at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
The Skylink APM system at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

The contract is valued at just over 72.2 million USD.

It follows a 2022 agreement for Alstom to continue maintaining the 64 Innovia APM 200 vehicles, subsystems and related components at DFW.

In addition, Alstom is responsible for maintaining the eight-kilometre elevated dual-lane guideway, including the guide beam, third rail power, power distribution, guideway heating systems and Automatic Train Control equipment.

It consequently has a team of 100 operations and maintenance experts devoted to serving the DFW Skylink. This system has a consistent operational performance of 99.7%.

Michael Keroullé, President and CEO, Alstom Americas said:

“Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, and the Skylink APM is fundamental to moving passengers and the employees who keep the airport running. We are grateful for DFW’s long-term partnership, which demonstrates the value our services team continues to bring to our airport customers. We are committed to this partnership. This new contract will allow us to further enhance the world-class experience people have come to expect from Skylink.”

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