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The Los Angeles airport will have an automated transportation system with 44 trains without driver

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The Los Angeles International Airport will install an automated passenger transport system (APM) after the closing of a contract worth just over 4,150 million euros with the Linxs business consortium for the design, construction, financing, start-up and maintenance of the system, which will have 44 automatic trains without driver.

The consortium has awarded two contracts to strategic alliances: one for the design and construction part and another for the operations and maintenance part. In the design and construction part, a contract has been awarded to Bombardier for 187 million euros to design and supply the automatic trains without driver and to develop the signaling and communication systems on board and on the ground.

The system will run on a two-lane elevated track

The company will lead a joint venture that will provide operation and maintenance services for both the APM system and related facilities over a period of 25 years, after completion of construction. The automatic trains chosen are the Innovia APM 300, similar to those that have been operating since 2005 at the Madrid Barajas airport, connecting the T-4 with its satellite terminal.

The Los Angeles airport is the fifth busiest in the world and the second busiest in the United States. The new APM is one of the components of the airport’s land access modernization program.

The system will run on a two-lane elevated road of 3.6 km, with six stations, creating new and allowing connections between the airport terminals, its parking and the tram stop. It is the first automated system of transportation of people acquired through a Public-Private Partnership in the United States.

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