The system opened in May 2005 to become the world's largest airport train system. It replaced the notoriously slow American Airlines TrAAin System which traveled at a top of speed of 17 miles per hour and were cramped in accommodating passengers in transit and their carry-on bags. Skylink travels up to 35 mph, is totally automated and runs every two minutes. The trains are bi-directional providing passengers the shortest route between any two terminals.
Skylink is free and accessed via escalators/elevators at two points within each terminal:
Each Skylink station has a boarding area with entrances to the trains on each side that travel in opposite directions. Electronic signs indicate which train is the shortest route to each terminal.
The trains are roomy to accommodate passengers and their carry-on bags. Seating is very limited to a pair of seats located at each end of every train car. Otherwise passengers who stand should take a hold of the poles or overhead braces for safety.
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