Bombardier to expand APM system at Phoenix Airport

The City of Phoenix has granted Bombardier Transportation a contract for an extension of the PHX Sky Train automated people mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The agreement represents Stage 2 of the system and covers a 4-km extension which will connect to the airport’s rental car center. The deal also concerns two new stations, an expansion of the system’s maintenance facility, and the supply of 24 additional Innovia APM 200 vehicles. The contract also includes options for three additional vehicles as well as for various vehicle retrofits and upgrades. The value of the contract is approximately USD 305 million.
Under contracts awarded in 2009 for Stage 1 of the system, Bombardier designed and supplied all electrical and mechanical equipment, including the Cityflo 650 automatic train control technology, a maintenance facility, and a fleet of 18 Innovia APM 200 vehicles. In addition, Bombardier has provided operations and maintenance services since the system opened in 2013. The Bombardier APM system in Phoenix has a proven track record, achieving over 99.5 percent availability each year since the system opened, and reaching 100 percent availability in a given month six times, most recently for the month of January.

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