Passengers at Shenzhen Airport soon to be transported autonomously

Posted: 20 June 2018 | | No comments yet

Growing passenger numbers at Shenzhen Airport will be met with a sustainable, new automated people mover system, INNOVIA APM…


Shenzhen Airport has purchased a Bombardier INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) 300 system from Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS).

The PBTS joint venture will deliver an integrated system package, including 18 cars, for a 2.6km APM line that connects an airside satellite to Shenzhen Airport’s Terminal 3.

The total contract is valued at approximately €61 million with the APM system scheduled to enter service in 2020.

Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier China, said, “The INNOVIA APM 300 system is one of our leading airport and urban transportation solutions. There are already more than 100 airports in China and we are confident that, with cutting-edge technology, strong reliability, availability and punctuality, combined with a focus on passenger safety and comfort, our APM system is the ideal passenger mobility solution for China’s fast-growing airports.”

Since opening in 2013, Shenzhen airport’s Terminal 3 has seen rapid passenger growth, surpassing 45 million passengers by the end of 2017 and is estimated to reach nearly 82 million passengers by 2025. The INNOVIA APM 300 will be able to relieve some of the pressure from this increasing demand.

The INNOVIA APM offers increased passenger capacity, greater speeds and an aluminium car body that meets the industry standards for safety and sustainability.

Bombardier has already supplied APM systems to Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Metro Line 8 and Guangzhou Zhujiangxincheng and is currently delivering an INNOVIA APM 300 system for Hong Kong Airport. With this latest contract, Bombardier’s APM technology will be in service in China’s five largest urban centres.

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