Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bombardier Sky Train ordered for Phoenix airport

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Bombardier Sky Train ordered for Phoenix airport Bombardier, Inc.

The city of Phoenix has awarded contracts valued at $255 million to Bombardier Transportation for the design, supply, operation, and maintenance of an INOVIA automated people mover (APM) at Sky Harbor International Airport.

A design-build contract is valued at $186 million; under a separate, $69 million contract, Bombardier will operate and maintain the 2.2-mile PHX Sky Train for 10 years following its scheduled completion in 2012.

"This is the largest new-start APM contract in North America in a decade, and we are confident it will serve as the model for other cities and airports seeking modern transit solutions," said Michael Fetsko, vice president APM, Systems Division, Bombardier Transportation.

Bombardier says its Systems Division has delivered a total of 690 transit systems in 16 countries. These include driverless rapid transit, people mover, and monorail systems, as well as light rail, metro, and intercity systems.