MIA e Train
|MIA e Train|
|Locale||Miami International Airport|
|Opened||1980 (rebuilt 2016)|
|Character||Serves Concourse E|
|Rolling stock||6 Leitner-Poma MiniMetro vehicles|
Miami International Airport
The MIA e Train is one of three automated people mover systems operating at Miami International Airport (along with the Skytrain and the MIA Mover). The MIA e Train connects the satellite building of Concourse E (which contains gates E20-E33) with the rest of Concourse E (Gates E2-E11) which is connected to the main terminal. The system opened in 2016 replacing an earlier system and was built at a cost of $87 million.
The MIA e Train consists of two three-car cable-driven MiniMetro trains developed by Leitner-Poma (unlike the Skytrain and MIA Mover which use Mitsubishi Crystal Mover vehicles). The two trains run on parallel independent guideways and shuttle back and forth between the two stations.
The MIA e Train opened in 2016 and replaced an earlier system that was built in 1980. The original system operated in a similar fashion and used six Adtranz C-100 vehicles (similar to the vehicles on Downtown Miami’s Metromover). The original system was replaced due to its age and due to the fact that on November 28, 2008, the train on the south guideway failed to stop at the main station and crashed into the wall at the end of the line. The crash injured seven people. The system continued to operate with only the train on the north guideway with the south guideway taken out of service. When the system was replaced with the MIA e Train, the out-of-service south guideway was converted first with the north train and guideway being converted and replaced once the south train was operational.
- "MIA's $87 Million Cable Car People Mover Is Now Open (Video)". The Next Miami. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Miami International Airport, Automated People Mover Train Collision with Passenger Terminal Wall" (PDF). NTSB. Retrieved 2 January 2019.