Bombardier Transportation, as part of the AirRail Transit Consortium, was responsible for the design and supply of a fully automated rapid transit system for New York’s JFK International Airport. Opened in 2003, AirTrain JFK connects 10 elevated stations and links all terminals with two branches that interface with New York’s regional transit network. Bombardier has been operating and maintaining the 13 km (8 mile) system since it opened.
- A fleet of 32 driverless INNOVIA vehicles operate as one- to four-car trains
- The vehicles feature Bombardier’s linear induction motor (LIM) propulsion, extra wide doors and luggage racks
- The AirTrain JFK system operates 24 hours, 365 days a year
- Bombardier supplied of all the electrical and mechanical elements for both turnkey systems and each subsequent additional vehicle order