DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co, a company of the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, has been awarded the contract for the construction of an automatic passenger transport system (Automatic People Mover – APM) at Mexico City's international airport. The contract for the turnkey construction of the 3025 m long CABLE Liner Shuttle was concluded with the airport operator Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares (ASA) and covers an order volume of 52 million Euro. Planning and construction of the installation is due to start immediately. Completion and start-up of operation is scheduled for January 2007.

The CABLE Liner Shuttle forms part of extensive expansion plans to the airport in Mexico City and will guarantee flight passengers a fast and smooth link between the existing terminal 1 and a new terminal 2 with a planned annual capacity of approximately 12 million passengers.

The CABLE Liner Shuttle system with two stations has a total length of 3 km and will take 4.5 minutes to transport more than 540 passengers per hour and direction. The system can be up-graded to a capacity of 800 passengers per hour in order to cope with future increased passenger requirements.

The extremely short realisation period of 17 months has only be made possible due to the well thought-out and sophisticated modular design of the CABLE Liner Shuttle system.

At the international airport in Mexico City 24 million passengers are currently processed every year. The new CABLE Liner Shuttle system from DCC will reduce transfer times for passengers and therefore help to implement the extensive modernisation work to the airport.

Following the "AirRail Shuttle" at the international airport in Birmingham, England, and the "Airport LINK" at the Pearson international airport in Toronto, Canada, this project is the third airport APM system to be constructed by DCC.


Client ASA – Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares
Contractor Consortium of DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co 
und Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA)
Length of installation 3 025 m
System capacity 540 pphpd (passengers per hour and direction)
Carriers 1 train with 4 cabins
Speed 12.5 metres/second (= 46 km/h)
Trip time 4 minutes 35 seconds


DCC – Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co
Bo Birk Pedersen
Sales & Marketing Director
Holzriedstrasse 29, Postfach 6
A-6961 Wolfurt, Österreich
Tel.: +43 5574 604-647; Fax: +43 5574 604-648
email: bobirk.pedersen@doppelmayr.com
Internet: dcc.at

Doppelmayr/Garaventa Gruppe
Mag. Ekkehard Assmann
Leiter Marketing
Rickenbacherstrasse 8-10, Postfach 20
A-6961 Wolfurt, Österreich
Tel. +43 5574 604-223, Fax +43 5574 75590
email: ekkehard.assmann@doppelmayr.com
Internet: doppelmayr.com