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ATL SkyTrain

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Type  People mover
Stations  3
ATL SkyTrain
Locale  Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Termini  Domestic Terminal Rental Car Center
Opened  8 December 2009 (2009-12-08)
Owner  Atlanta Department of Aviation

The ATL SkyTrain is an automated people mover (APM) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that runs between its terminals and rental car center.


Layout and operation

The system opened on December 8, 2009 to connect the airport's terminals with the newly-opened rental car center and Gateway Center of the Georgia International Convention Center. Unlike The Plane Train, which is underground inside the secure zone of the airport, the ATL SkyTrain is located outside the airport's secure zone and is elevated, crossing Interstate 85. The ride between the terminal and the rental car center takes 5 minutes, with a two and a half minute wait at each station. The station at the terminal is located on the west end of the Domestic Terminal, adjacent to MARTA's Airport station.

The system's announcements are voiced by professional voice talent Sharon Feingold, who is also the voice behind the Incline Railway at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and since March 2012, the voice behind The Plane Train.

Rolling stock

The system uses Mitsubishi Crystal Mover vehicles. There are 12 cars that run as six two-car trains, plus one maintenance vehicle. The vehicles are stored and maintained at a facility near the rental car center. The specifications for each car are as follows:

  • Passenger capacity: 52
  • Weight: 36,000 pounds (16,000 kg)
  • Length: 36.5 feet (11.1 m)
  • Width: 8.8 feet (2.7 m)
  • Height: 11.9 feet (3.6 m)
  • Top speed: 40 miles per hour (64 km/h)
  • References

    ATL SkyTrain Wikipedia

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