Cincinnati Airport People Mover

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Cincinnati Airport People Mover
Overview
Type People mover
Operation
Opening June 9, 1994[1]
Rolling stock Otis Hovair
Technical
Line length 1,549 feet (472 m)[1]
Route map
Main Terminal
A Gates
B Gates

The Cincinnati Airport People Mover or Underground Train consists of an automated people mover that serves travelers of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Opened in 1994 to connect Terminal 3, now the Main Terminal, with Concourses A and B. The system was constructed and was originally under the operation of Delta Air Lines.

History[edit]

In September 1991, Delta Air Lines announced that a people mover system would be installed to connect their terminals as part of a major expansion undertaken in the early to mid 1990s.[2] The system was originally announced as consisting of a pair of passenger trains, consisting of three cars seating a maximum of 71 passengers apiece for a total of 213 passengers per train. Constructed and installed by Otis, at the time of its construction this $16.7 million facility was only the sixth of its kind installed by Otis throughout the world.[2] The train would be inaugurated on following a dedication ceremony on June 9, 1994. In 2010, after Delta cut back on flights, the train skipped Concourse A station, and went between Terminal 3 (now the Main Terminal) and Concourse B. Since the closing of Terminal 2, the train makes 3 stops: Main Terminal, Concourse A and Concourse B round-trip.[1] Today, the train handles up to 500 round trips. Trains departs every 90 seconds. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kreimer, Peggy (June 10, 1994). "New shuttle zooms into action to connect Delta concourses". The Cincinnati Post. pp. 14A. 
  2. ^ a b Rawe, Dick (1991-09-17). "Otis to build Delta underground train". The Cincinnati Post. pp. 6B. 
  3. ^ Kenton County Airport Board. "Fast Facts: Going the Distance". Retrieved 2008-10-18.