Case Studies

The Link Train, Automated People Mover, Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Link Train Automated People Mover (APM), Toronto Pearson International Airport Vibration

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Owner: Transport Canada
Operator: Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s largest and busiest airport and North America’s second-largest in terms of international traffic. Located on the outskirts of Toronto it saw 50.5 million passengers pass through its terminals in 2019 alone.

The Terminal Link Train is an elevated automated people mover (APM) at the Airport. At 1.5 kilometers (0.9 mi) long, the two fully elevated lines run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and transports about 17,000 passengers and airport employees daily between Terminals 1, 3, and a reduced rate parking area. It has been in operation since 2006.

HGC Engineering was contracted by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to provide vibration-based acceptance testing services related to ride comfort during the commissioning of the cable-hauled Automated People Mover system designed by Doppelmayr Cable Car.  HGC Engineering selected, configured, and installed the necessary instrumentation, including specialized capacitive accelerometers.

Acoustical Engineering Services Included:

  • Specialized Railway Vibration Measurement Services





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