The MK II Art System—A New Generation of Automated Guideway Transit

by Donald C. Byers, Bombardier Inc, Kingston, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


Bombardier is well advanced in a program to produce a larger version of its successful Advanced Light Rapid Transit (ALRT) vehicle which is in service in Detroit, Scarborough (Toronto) and Vancouver. The objectives of this program are to reduce capital costs by increasing the cost-effectiveness of the technology and to enable Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) technology to compete in passenger capacity ranges that have been traditionally the domain of heavy rail transit. This paper presents a description of the vehicle and the development program. It also presents an update on Vancouver's SkyTrain performance, which continues to provide cost-effective service.

Subject Headings: Automated transit systems | Automated people movers | Rapid transit systems | Guideways | Rail transportation | Benefit cost ratios | Vehicles | Passengers | Canada | Vancouver | British Columbia | Detroit | Michigan | United States | Toronto | Ontario

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