The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International APM is the busiest and one of the most complex systems of its kind in the world. The 49-vehicle fleet operates over 20 hours each day, seven days a week and moves over 200,000 passengers daily between the landside terminal and six airside concourses, with less than two-minute wait times between trains.
The System operates in an underground spine, which connects the main terminal and the separate concourses. Even with high-volume traffic and critical operation schedules, the system consistently surpasses the 99.5 percent contract availability target.
Slightly more than 85% of all passengers choose to ride the APM trains consisting of four vehicles, each designed to accommodate approximately 75 people with carry-on luggage, strollers, or those requiring wheelchairs. System capacity is currently rated at 8,510 passengers per direction, per hour. The APM is fully automated, with six LED signs per vehicle displaying information in eight languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Korean).
Horton Automatics Solution to the new Concourse F
In spring 2012, Hartsfield-Jackson will be opening the seventh airside concourse. Concourse F will make Atlanta's airport even more unique with its own separate terminal for international passengers with the ability to check in and depart from this concourse and also ride trains to the other concourses. Horton supplied 16 P-X-X-P highly custom-designed stainless steel platform screen doors for the expansion between concourse E and F.