ATL SkyTrain

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This article is about the elevated people mover at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For the underground people mover that runs between the airport's terminals and concourses, see The Plane Train.
ATL SkyTrain
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Type People mover
Locale Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Termini Domestic Terminal
Rental Car Center
Stations 3
Opened 8 December 2009 (2009-12-08)
Owner Atlanta Department of Aviation
Operator(s) Atlanta Department of Aviation
Character Fully elevated and grade-separated
Rolling stock Mitsubishi Crystal Mover
Line length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Operating speed 40 mph (64 km/h)
Route map
Main Terminal
Gateway Center
Consolidated Rental Car Facility
Maintenance Facility

The ATL SkyTrain is an automated people mover (APM) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that runs between its terminals and rental car center.[1]

Layout and operation[edit]

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.[2] 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[edit]

The system uses Mitsubishi Crystal Mover vehicles. There are 12 cars that run as six two-car trains, plus one maintenance vehicle.[2] The vehicles are stored and maintained at a facility near the rental car center.[3] The specifications for each car are as follows:[4]

  • 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)


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