Orlando International Airport: Where Rail Takes Flight
After 35 years of service and traveling millions of miles, the iconic shuttle or automated people mover (APM) system at Orlando International Airport is being replaced. The trains that carry passengers to gates 1-50 will be replaced as part of a $133 million project. The existing trains have traveled 2.8 million mules in 35 years, enough to make six round trips to the moon. The system will replace the four lanes serving Airside Terminals A & B.
The system will include 12 new Mitsubishi vehicles and be completed by February 2018.
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The second part of the program is the new installation of a 7,700 foot APM system to service between the North Terminal and the new South Terminal APM Facility. The (six) vehicles for the system will be installed in November 2016 at which time the testing of the system will begin. The new APM system will be completed by the end of July, 2017.
PMA’s Barry Winstead serves as GOAA’s Owner’s Representative managing the Automated People Mover Replacement projects.