MIA e Train
Overview
TypePeople mover
StatusOperating
LocaleMiami International Airport
Stations2
Services1
Operation
Opened1980 (rebuilt 2016)
CharacterServes Concourse E
Rolling stock6 Leitner-Poma MiniMetro vehicles
Technical
Highest elevationElevated
Miami International Airport
Legend
Gates
MIA e Train
Gates
E20–E33
Concourse E
Satellite
Skytrain
Station 4
D40–D60
0E2–E11
Concourse E
Station 3
D26–D39
Concourse F
Concourse G
Concourse H
Station 2
D20–D25
Concourse J
Station 1
D1–D19
SR 953 (
Le Jeune
Road
)
Rental car center
Miami Intermodal Center
MIA Mover

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.

Operation

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.[1]

Former System

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.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "MIA's $87 Million Cable Car People Mover Is Now Open (Video)". The Next Miami. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Miami International Airport, Automated People Mover Train Collision with Passenger Terminal Wall" (PDF). NTSB. Retrieved 2 January 2019.