Port Authority Advances with Plans for Newark Airport AirTrain Replacement

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it has selected three automated-people-mover (APM) system technology firms to advance to the next phase of a multi-phase procurement process to replace the existing AirTrain Newark system at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with a new 2.5-mile automated train system.  The three shortlisted firms are:  Alstom Transport USA Inc.;  DCCCA1 Inc. (Doppelmayr); and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc

As part of the Port Authority’s ongoing commitment to modernizing Newark Liberty International Airport, AirTrain Newark will be replaced through a multi-phase procurement process including the design and construction of the new AirTrain’s APM system technology, and the operations and maintenance of the components necessary for a new fully functional, world-class AirTrain. Also included in this first phase are the procurement processes for the furnishing, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of the system technology.

Additional procurement phases in the AirTrain Newark Replacement program may include, but are not limited to, the following separate contract packages:  Early works packages;  Design package;  2.5-mile elevated guideway structure and three stations including back-of-house areas;  Maintenance and control facility for the system technology equipment; and Pedestrian connections from stations to existing airport facilities

Debuted in 1996, the existing AirTrain Newark system has become outmoded and unreliable. The current system carries an average of 26,000 passengers per day or nearly 10 million passengers per year. It provides access to the co-located Newark International Airport station on NJ Transit and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor lines and provides customers and employees with the ability to transfer among airport terminals, parking lots and rental car facilities. The Federal Aviation Administration granted final environmental approval for a replacement of AirTrain Newark on Aug. 13, 2021.

-via Press Release


This article was posted on: March 24, 2023