Sky Line shuttle services restricted at Frankfurt Airport
The Sky Line automated people mover, connecting Terminals 1 and 2 at Frankfurt Airport, will operate with restricted service from July 11 until August 5, due to construction. During daytime, up to 12 replacement buses will be deployed in the public area, while 9 buses will be operating at night.
The partial suspension of the Sky Line service has become necessary as a new Sky Line station for transit passengers is currently being built in Concourse C. Construction works are carried out in the direct vicinity of the elevated track structure. During the restricted period, the facade of the station will be built at track level and platform screen doors will be installed.
Dennis Wildhirt, head of the Fraport department responsible for terminal services at Frankfurt Airport said: “The Sky Line has proven to be a key factor in ensuring smooth operations at our hub airport. To minimize disruptions for our passengers, we will deploy several replacement buses that will operate frequently both between Terminals 1 and 2 and directly from the long-distance train station to Terminal 2 for rail passengers.”
The Sky Line automated people mover has operated since 1994 and provides a fast and comfortable link between both terminals of Frankfurt Airport. The system consists of nine self-driven electric trains, each with two cars. Altogether, the shuttles cover almost 80,000 kilometers per month and transport some 800,000 people.
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