Airport Authority Hong Kong and CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation System (PATS) signed an operation and maintenance contract for the T2 Line of Hong Kong Airport APM system, connecting the Terminal 2 Concourse (T2C) and Terminal 2.
Under the terms of the contract, PATS will be responsible to deliver the operation and maintenance for airport’s APM system for the T2 Line, including preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance of vehicles and core electromechanical equipment of the APM system for three years.
The Innovia APM 300 system runs on a 2.6 km three-tracks T2 Line with two stations expected to be put into operation in 2024. The new APM system will help Hong Kong International Airport to enhance operation efficiency and reinforce its leading role as an international aviation hub.
In 2017, PATS was awarded the contract to provide the T2 Line project, which was the first turnkey general contract project of PATS. The Hong Kong Airport APM adopts the APM 300 automatic passenger rapid transit system. In the early, near and long-term, a 6-vehicle marshalling operation mode is planned.
“The acquisition of this operation and maintenance contract is the result of the customer’s recognition of the PATS service in the past five years. It also further illustrates Alstom China’s full capacity to deliver integrated solutions to China and lay a strong foundation to meet the needs of the overseas market,” Henry Wang, Managing Director of Alstom China said.
The driverless Innovia APM is a transportation system specially designed to serve airports and dense urban areas. Alstom has already supplied APM systems to Beijing Capital International Airport, Chengdu Tianfu International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Shanghai Metro Line 8 and Guangzhou Zhujiangxincheng, and is also currently delivering an Innovia APM 300 system to Hong Kong International Airport. The APM technology has been in service in China’s six largest urban centres.