Denver International Airport AGTS—A Progress Report

by Theodore C. Barker, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Aurora, United States,
Hana Rocek, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Aurora, United States,
Ronald E. Sheahan, Lea&Elliott, Inc, Aurora, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


Denver International Airport (DIA), the first major airport to be built in the United States in nearly 20 years, is under construction approximately 25 miles (40 km) northeast of downtown Denver. An automated ground transportation system (AGTS) will transport passengers between the DIA terminal complex and three remote Airside concourses. The airport is scheduled to begin service in December 1993. The AGTS is a fully-automated, bidirectional, transit system which will operate in dedicated tunnels beneath DIA. The system operates in a pinched-loop configuration and completes a circuit of approximately two miles per round trip in ten minutes. It employs AEG-Westinghouse C100 technology and will be capable of transporting approximately 6000 passengers per hour per direction at opening of the Airport. This paper describes the status of the DIA project, and focuses on the AGTS. Topics include facilities, guideway and switches, stations, control and communications, vehicles, and power distribution, and testing in preparation for service.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Power plants | System analysis | Construction management | Business districts | Automation | Scheduling | Passengers | Denver | Colorado | United States

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