Alstom wins Dallas APM modernisation contract

Skylink automated people mover Alstom has signed a contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to deliver a modernisation and replacement programme for the Skylink automated people mover (APM) system. The contract is valued at just over USD 72.2 million.

In 2022, Alstom signed a 10-year contract to continue maintaining the 64 Innovia APM 200 vehicles, subsystems and related components. EUR 200 million was the value of the awarded contract. Alstom is also responsible for maintaining the 8-km elevated dual-track guideway, which includes the guide beam, third rail power, power distribution, guideway heating systems, and Automatic Train Control equipment. Alstom currently has a team of 100 operations and maintenance experts devoted to serving the DFW Skylink automated people mover, with a consistent operational performance of 99.7%.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) awarded Alstom a contract to provide operations and maintenance services for the SkyLink APM (automated people mover) system for the next 10 years, until January 2032. The contract is valued at just over EUR 200 million and is booked in Q4 2021/22.

“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 committed to this partnership. This new contract will allow us to further enhance the world-class experience people have come to expect from Skylink,” Michael Keroullé, President and CEO, Alstom Americas said.

Skylink is a free light rail train that connects all five terminals of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. It is operating 24 hours a day with a train frequency at every two minutes and an average ride time of five minutes, with a maximum ride time of nine minutes between farthest points.

The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the busiest in the world, with over 73 million passengers in 2022, according to the Airports Council International.

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