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L.K. Comstock National Transit Awarded Miami Metromover Automated People Mover Project


L.K. Comstock National Transit will supply its industry-leading transit systems installation and electrical contracting services as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation and upgrade of the Metromover Automated People Mover (APM) system in Miami-Dade County.

Working with the prime contractor Alstom, L.K. Comstock National Transit will refurbish 25 guideway switch machines; replace/install new blue light stations and access control at the platform gates; replace train signals; and install new Automatic Train Control (ATC) equipment at 21 ATC rooms and new cabling for ATC and Fiber Optic communications.

Operator Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) announced plans in 2020 to repair and replace major subsystems within the Metromover network, which has been in operation since 1986. Over the course of the next four years, other renovations to the system by the Alstom team will include Data Transmission System with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; Power Distribution System elements (e.g., low voltage breakers, protective relays, ground switches); guideway switch equipment; and Central Control equipment.

“The project will be a collaborative effort, combining the best-in-class Automated People Mover Technology including the state-of-the-art Communications-Based Train Control system from Alstom with the outstanding transit systems installation services of L.K. Comstock,” said Bill Heavin, President of L.K. Comstock National Transit. “This upgrade project will ensure efficient operations and a smooth passenger experience for Miami-Dade County for years to come.”

Metromover is an elevated, electrically powered, fully automated people-mover system with 4.4-miles of dual lane guideway, which operates in the downtown Miami, Omni, and Brickell area. The system includes 3 loops, 21 stations, and 29 APM vehicles.