Miami International Airport North Terminal Automated People Mover System

As part of the North Terminal Development Program at Miami International Airport, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is supplying the automated people mover system. The system will have four stations and a total of 20 vehicles. LBTC supports MHI in engineering/systems integration work and preparation for testing and commissioning activities.

The Scope of supply by MHI includes APM vehicles and train control system as well as overall integration with all systems supplied by others including wayside and on-board communication, power distribution, platform doors and SCADA.

Our specific role is to ensure that all interfaces between subsystems are properly designed and implemented as well as to settle any outstanding open design issues.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson CONRAC APM System

The CONRAC Automated People Mover (APM) System will connect the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (CPTC terminal) to the new Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC), with an intermediate stop at the Georgia International Convention Center. The system will consist of approximately 1.5 mile of dual lane elevated guideway, three stations as well as Maintenance and Storage facility, which will also house the Central Control room and APM administration offices.

During the initial operation, the system will be able to carry approximately 2700 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) utilizing a fleet of six (six) coupled pairs of self-propelled vehicles, operating in pinched loop configuration. Ultimately, the system is designed to provide the capacity of 5170 pphpd, by increasing the total number of vehicles to 14 as well as the length of each train consist.

The APM system supplier for the project is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) with responsibility for the design and delivery of following:

  • APM Vehicles
  • Automated Train Control System
  • Audio & Visual Communications System for on-board and stations
  • Power Distribution System (AC & DC)

LBTC as a subcontractor to the system supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is responsible for the following design activities:

  1. Design and design coordination for the Audio & Visual Communications System including Fiber Optic Communication Backbone, Public Address, CCTV system, Dynamic Signage system, Operations and Maintenance Radio system and voice and data radio communication with the APM vehicles
  2. Design and design coordination of the DC Traction and Auxiliary Power Distribution System
  3. Design coordination for the Automated Train Control system
  4. Design of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System
  5. Design and design coordination for the Access Control System
  6. Interface coordination for the above systems with the guideway and stations civil construction and the airport design consultants

During the construction and installation of the system LBTC will support MHI in field installation oversight and system as well integrated testing activities.