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Passengers and employees at Guarulhos International Airport, in greater São Paulo, will have a new, faster and more modern means of transport to reach the terminal. The Automated People Mover (APM), a type of 100% automated rail vehicle, will connect the airport's passenger terminals to the Line 13-Jade station of the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM).
The amendment to the airport concession contract for the construction of the modal was signed this Wednesday morning (8th) by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the concessionaire GRU Airport, which manages the terminal. The forecast is that the works will start in January 2022 and last 24 months.
“São Paulo and the whole of greater São Paulo have a volume of demand for infrastructure, especially for means of transport. It is noteworthy that you need to have state-of-the-art equipment here. And that is what we are bringing today to the largest airport in the country, to the largest airport in South America. We are bringing state-of-the-art equipment that effectively represents what Guarulho is for Brazil and for the world," said the executive secretary from the Ministry of Infrastructure, Marcelo Sampaio.
The initiative is part of the September Railroad, a season of federal actions to encourage rail transport in the country.
Investments of R$271.7 million are planned for the new transport. The amendment will make it possible for part of the concession that the airport concessionaire would pay to the Union to be used in the work of the People Mover.
With an extension of 2,731 meters, the modal will have three vehicles with capacity for 200 users each. Equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, they have space to accommodate luggage and have an information panel connected to the airport. In Guarulhos, the system will have stations at the three airport terminals and next to CPTM.
Less time
Today, the connection between the Guarulhos Terminal and the CPTM Line 13-Jade Airport Station is made by buses offered by GRU Airport. To reach Terminal 2, the busiest at the airport, the journey takes up to 10 minutes. Passengers still face discomforts such as carrying bags while commuting and the possibility of catching full buses.
With Automated People Mover, the public will make only one transfer and will be dropped off at the door of each passenger terminal. And the travel and waiting time will be just 6 minutes.
"People Mover, monorail, integration of the airport with the subway, whatever the name the population will give, without a doubt it is imperative to the need for mobility, to connect this airport with the local society, especially here in the state of São Paulo”, highlighted Marcelo Sampaio.
People Mover is based on aeromobile technology, adopted at international airports. The system has low energy consumption and low construction cost as it uses light structures.
It uses steel wheels and rails and its pneumatic propulsion is located outside the vehicles. The modal also does not emit pollutants. “We are going to stop emitting CO2, we are going to be replacing it with clean technology, an increasingly cleaner energy matrix”, concluded the executive secretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure.
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