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Miami International Airport Automated People Mover

Miami International Airport Automated People Mover system transports passengers between American Airlines' North gates, ticketing and baggage areas.
Project Highlights 
  • Coordinated the design interface
  • Provided overall construction management
  • Constructed the vehicle running surface and the guidance and power rail system
  • Provided the equipment and design for the SCADA system
  • Installed the communications systems
Transit & Systems
Track
Miami, Florida
Customer 
American Airlines, Sumitomo Corporation
Business Unit 
L.K. Comstock & Company
RailWorks Track Services
HSQ Technology
Project Description 

RailWorks was part of a project management team to construct the new Automated People Mover (APM) system at Miami International Airport. The new system transports passengers between American Airlines' North Terminal gates, ticketing and baggage areas.

Project Scope 

The APM system features four new passenger stations and associated equipment rooms, two new substations, and a maintenance and storage facility that includes several maintenance bays, a stinger system and a vehicle wash facility.

Led by prime contractor Sumitomo Corporation of America, L.K. Comstock was part of the project team with responsibility for overall design and construction management. RailWorks companies performed the following work:

L.K. Comstock:

  • Coordinated the design interface with the airport’s fixed facility designers and the vehicle manufacturer
  • Provided overall construction management services
  • Installed the power distribution systems, train control, SCADA and communications systems

RailWorks Track Systems:

  • Constructed the 10,200 track feet of vehicle running surface with 14 switches and 20,400 feet of the side-mounted guidance and power rail system

 

HSQ Technology:

  • Provided the equipment and design for the SCADA system, which interfaces with the power distribution systems, train controls, communications, CCTV and intrusion systems
  • Installed on-board communications and CCTV with NESIC
Unique Features 

Initially a four-year effort, the project took 10 years to complete, due in large part to extended civil delays.

Other Participants 
Sumitomo Corporation, prime contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, supplier