$150 Million people mover

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with AENA for the supply of equipment for Phase II of the people mover project in Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain.

Phase I of the contract, completed in July of 2001, comprised the design and engineering aspects of the automated system.

Phase II is valued at approximately $150 million Cdn (108 million euros) and includes the supply of 19 vehicles and all related electrical and mechanical systems for the 2km line. Delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2003.

The fully automated system will connect the new terminal building with its satellite. Bombardier Transportation will be responsible for supplying the fleet of CX-100 vehicles, automatic train control and power distribution systems, station doors for two stations, switches and maintenance facilities for the project.

The underground system is scheduled to open in 2004.

Thirty Bombardier people mover systems for airport and urban applications are in operation around the world, including Changi International Airport, Singapore; Frankfurt’s International Airport, Germany; Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome, Italy; and the Miami Metromover in Florida, USA.

The CX-100 vehicle, the latest generation of the C-100 vehicle, is currently being delivered to the San Francisco and Hartsfield International Airports, USA, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, USA.

Since its introduction to the market, the company has received orders for 369 vehicles in the C-100 series.