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Automated People Mover

The Automated People Mover, or APM, will be a crucial facility for operations at Al Maktoum International (DWC). With 14 stations across the airport and multiple tracks, the APM will carry passengers under the apron between concourses and terminals.

AMI Construction Stages

Phase 1

The first phase of AMI will start with the construction of theWest Terminal Building, connected to the city through a new express metro line, and the Concourse 1 with 100 contact gates.

The 4-stations underground APM will be built to enable the passenger’s fast connection.

The airfield will see the construction of Runway 2 and 3 along with the Ground Service Equipment road network, and an undergroundBaggage Handling Systemfor quick baggage transfer.

Energy centres, Fire safety and other Support Facilitiesfor Duty free and catering, maintenance and storage will be constructed at the North side of the airport to provide the best operational and commercial support services.

Phase 1 will provide a capacity of 130 M annual passengers.

Phase 2

In the next decade, the second phase of AMI will further enhance the level of service with the construction of theConcourse 2, parallel and identical to Concourse 1, enabling the seamless flow of150 M annual passengers across 200 contact gates.

3 new APM stations will be built to serve Concourse 2, as well the expansion of the ground service equipment roads network and the automated Baggage Handling System

Support Facilities will be further expanded to match the new airport capacity.

Ultimate Phase

The final development phase will start with the construction of Concourse 3 and 4, and the East Terminal, enabling ground transportation access from the East side of the city.

This will include a connection to the Etihad Rail and the new metro line. Runway 4 and 5 will complete the airfield enabling 4 aircraft parallel approaches. The APM will be expanded to become a 14-station system connecting all airside buildings in a giant loop.

In its ultimate configuration, AMI will be able to serve annually 260 M passengers though 400 contact gates and process 15 M tons of cargo.

Aerial visualisation of the DWC concourses and terminal, with the tracks for the Automated People Mover highlighted
3D visualization of people waiting for the Automated People Mover at DWC
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Linking passengers across the world’s biggest airport

The APM will run under the apron of the entire airfield and the terminals at DWC. It will be a multi-track train, taking passengers from the terminals to the heart of each concourse. Additionally, it will link passengers between concourses and the terminals.

With 14 stations and cross-linking tracks, the APM will be crucial in achieving a hassle-free passenger experience, eliminating error and providing easy access to all parts of the airport.

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