The Sky Line People Mover
Highlights

Vision

The new Sky Line supplements the existing people mover system at Frankfurt Airport. It will have capacity for up to 4,000 passengers per hour and direction between Terminals 1, 2, and 3. The trip between Terminals 1 and 3 will take eight minutes.

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Support After Support

While traveling the 5.6 kilometers between the north and south of the airport, the Sky Line follows an up-and-down route. In the north the line will be raised to wend its way among the existing buildings and structures. The central part will be at ground level to avoid blocking the view of pilots landing aircraft on an intersecting approach path. In the south, the people mover line will be elevated again.

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Next Stop: Terminal 3

Additional stations are required for the new system. One is taking shape in front of Terminal 1; from there, passengers arriving at the regional or long-distance train station can travel straight to Terminal 3. The existing station at Terminal 2 is being enlarged to permit transfers between the existing and new systems. A new station in front of Terminal 3 is the most important Sky Line stop for everyone who doesn’t get to the new terminal by car, taxi, or bus.

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State-of-the-Art Technology

A highly efficient system like the Sky Line people mover depends on capable technical support. A new maintenance facility for servicing, repairing, and cleaning the automated trains will therefore make sure that travelers can always travel comfortably and conveniently among Terminals 1, 2, and 3. The facility, consisting of two adjacent buildings, will also contain the central control room and a warehouse for materials and parts.

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