Bombardier Completes Automated People Mover Shuttle at Tampa International Airport, USA

Bombardier Transportation and other invited guests of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority celebrated the official inauguration of the newly constructed Airside C Terminal at Tampa International Airport. As part of the Airport’s ongoing construction program, Bombardier refurbished and upgraded the Automated People Mover (APM) shuttle that operates between the landside terminal and Tampa’s new state-of-the-art Satellite C Terminal. Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, presided the celebration, accompanied by Hillsborough County Commissioner Thomas Scott, Aviation Authority Chairman Alfred Austin, and other public officials.

This is the second shuttle system to be refurbished and upgraded at Tampa International Airport. Bombardier’s scope of work for the new shuttle system included renovation and extension of the guideway, power rail, guidebeam and station doors, including the reconfiguration of the existing vehicles from one to two-car trains. Since 1971, Bombardier has designed and supplied six elevated shuttle systems for Tampa International Airport, and replaced two of the original lines. Bombardier also maintains the current fleet of 16 C-100 Series vehicles that operate on the Airport’s system, as well as the fleet of monorail vehicles.

Raymond T. Betler, President of Bombardier Transport’s Total Transit Systems said, “Bombardier is very proud to participate in today’s memorable festivities. Over the past 35 years, we have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with our valued customer, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.” He added: “Our on-time completion of the shuttle system to the new Satellite C Terminal emphasizes our commitment to the Airport and our support for the excellent service that the Airport has provided to its passengers over as many years.”

Tampa International Airport was the first airport in the world to deploy a fully automated people mover system and is host to Bombardier’s longest running APM system. Today, Bombardier has supplied, and is operating, fully automated transit systems for airports in Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; and Atlanta, Denver, Newark, New York, and San Francisco USA. Bombardier is also currently supplying APM systems to Spain’s Barajas International Airport, Heathrow International Airport, United Kingdom, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, USA, where it is deploying the Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automatic train control technology.

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