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People mover and monorail: Efficient solutions for urban and airport transit

Innovia monorail system in greenfield city

People mover and monorail at a glance

  • Fully automated systems for an efficient and reliable operation
  • Seamless integration and flexible route alignment for existing infrastructure
  • An unprecedented track record in performance and safety
  • Capacity range of 3,000 to 51,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • More than 50 years of experience

The Innovia automated people mover (APM) system and the Innovia monorail system embody the evolution of successful and dependable transit operations over many years. These systems operate on dedicated guideways and are characterised by exceptional route flexibility, outstanding availability and high efficiency in terms of passenger capacity, energy consumption and land use.

Innovia monorail system in greenfield city
Innovia monorail system / @Alstom

The latest evolution of proven technology

The Innovia APM and monorail solutions are driverless transport systems specially designed to serve airports and dense urban areas. They offer quick, comfortable and convenient service for commuters within cities, to and from airports or between airport terminals. Innovia APM and monorail cars operate on dedicated underground, ground level or elevated guideways. This ensures a smooth service that does not interfere with surrounding road or runway traffic.

World-leading performance

From London to Guangzhou, Phoenix to Dubai, our rubber-tyre APM and monorail systems transport thousands of passengers reliably, quickly and safely every day. It is an efficient service designed to carry up to 51,000 passengers per hour per direction, and it has an exceptional route flexibility allowing for tight bends (22m) and steep gradients (10 per cent) at speeds of up to 80 km/h. Customisable headways down to 60 seconds significantly reduce travel times for passengers.

Innovia APM system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport / @Alstom
Innovia APM system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport / @Alstom
Cairo Monorail on track

Minimised land usage and fast construction

Both Innovia systems provide efficient and cost-effective solutions for growing cities. Quiet vehicles wind their way through existing infrastructure on elevated guideways. The guideway structure is built off-site for fast assembly on-site. Its lightweight design minimises land usage, and cost and disruption for civil construction.

Wide range of configurations for different capacity needs

The Innovia APM and monorail systems offer capacities from 3,000 to 51,000 people per hour per direction. Configurations from one to six cars for APMs and two to eight cars for monorails ensure efficient and flexible transport capacities for different urban needs. The vehicles feature spacious and open designs, low interior noise and vibrations as well as large windows to create a bright atmosphere and comfortable journey experience.

The spacious interior of Innovia monorail in São Paulo provides a comfortable mass transit service / @Alstom
The spacious interior of Innovia monorail in São Paulo provides a comfortable mass transit service / @Alstom
Innovia APM systems delivered worldwide
years of experience in design, build, maintenance and operation of automated systems
Innovia systems have an availability of more than 99.8%
Aero-efficient and lightweight carbody design reduces energy consumption by up to 10%
  • Innovia monorail Bangkok Pink and Yellow line

    Innovia monorail Bangkok Pink and Yellow line

    In 2017, Alstom was awarded a contract to deliver fully automated monorail systems for the Pink and Yellow lines in Bangkok. Alstom will design and supply the mechanical and electrical elements for the two lines and deliver 72 four-car Innovia monorail trains. It will also supply its Cityflo 650 automatic train control technology for driverless operation.

  • Innovia monorail São Paulo

    Innovia monorail São Paulo

    In 2010, Alstom was awarded an order to design, supply and install a 24 km monorail system in São Paulo for Companhia do Metropolitano de Sao Paulo. The 54 seven-car driverless Innovia monorail trains are equipped with Cityflo 650 automatic train control technology and connect the 17 stations in just 50 minutes; this halves the travel time from two hours by car for up to 500,000 passengers daily. Phase 1 of the system opened in 2014.

  • Innovia APM Los Angeles International Airport, USA

    Innovia APM Los Angeles International Airport, USA

    In June 2018, Bombardier (now Alstom) and its consortium partners were chosen to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a new automated people mover system. This project will see Alstom design and supply 44 Innovia APM vehicles along with the highly proven Cityflo 650 automatic train control system. In addition, as part of a joint venture, Alstom will provide 25 years of operation and maintenance services.

  • Innovia APM Munich Airport, Germany

    Innovia APM Munich Airport, Germany

    Alstom helps Munich Airport authorities to achieve their strategic expansion plans with a new Innovia APM system. The contract is for the design, build, supply, operation and maintenance of a driverless APM system including 12 vehicles.