At a glance
- High reliability and safety
- Increased availability
- Short system delivery
- Seamless integration
For cities or airports looking to increase availability or expand existing networks, the proven signalling solution Cityflo 650 is suitable for all levels of automation and offers increased mass-transit capacity and the highest safety standards. Alstom’s complete turnkey monorail and automated people mover (APM) systems can rapidly and cost-efficiently be deployed with low infrastructure and environmental impact.
High reliability and safety
The Cityflo 650 solution has been designed to meet the most stringent safety, reliability, maintainability, and availability requirements. The technology also allows a high degree of operating flexibility to accommodate peak passenger demands and can connect with future mobility projects.
Communications-based train control (CBTC) is tackling the capacity challenge worldwide. It provides advantages for safe and cost-effective infrastructure management for the full range of mass transit systems and for all grades of automation.
CBTC reduces the headway between vehicles, enabling trains to run closer to each other compared to a fixed block system. Citfyflo 650 can be used as an overlay to upgrade existing systems or for new greenfield lines.
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
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
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.
Ensuring performance and efficiency
The first ever radio-based, moving block CBTC system, Cityflo 650, was first installed in 2003 on the APM system at San Francisco International Airport. Today, the solution has been adopted on more than 30 rail lines worldwide, with another 30 under implementation.
Thanks to its advanced features, such as driverless technology and regenerative braking, the system is extremely efficient to operate. Service is frequent, reliable and safe, meaning more comfort for passengers and more revenue for cities.
Alstom celebrates 2,000 days of operating the Automated People Mover System at Dubai International Airport safely
Alstom’s driverless airport APM enters service at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
Alstom’s Chinese joint venture wins Shenzhen airport APM operation and maintenance contract
Alstom successfully delivers the first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for Cairo Monorail on time