George Bush Intercontinental Airport inter-terminal train

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Inter-Terminal Train
Overview
TypePeople mover
StatusOperational
LocaleGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
TerminiTerminal A (west)
Terminal D / E (east)
Stations8
Daily ridership8,000
Operation
Opening1969, rebuilt 1981
Operator(s)JBT AeroTech
CharacterUnderground
Rolling stockWEDway
Technical
No. of tracks2
ElectrificationNone (passive trains)
Route map
 
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Inter-Terminal Train
Overview
TypePeople mover
StatusOperational
LocaleGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas
TerminiTerminal A (west)
Terminal D / E (east)
Stations8
Daily ridership8,000
Operation
Opening1969, rebuilt 1981
Operator(s)JBT AeroTech
CharacterUnderground
Rolling stockWEDway
Technical
No. of tracks2
ElectrificationNone (passive trains)
Route map

The inter-terminal train at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, (IAH) is the older of the two separate inter-terminal people movers currently operating at the airport. Originally opened with the airport, the original train system was replaced in 1981 with the current WEDway system, a people mover system built by WED Transportation Systems, a division of what is now known as Walt Disney Imagineering.

The inter-terminal train is the only WEDway people mover built by the Walt Disney Company outside of a Disney property. It uses much of the mechanical technology used by the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, an attraction in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland. The design permits the trains to make tight corners that are necessary along portions of the basement route, and is unusual in that on-train station announcements and audible warning messages are actually provided by a trackside audio system through openings in the tops of the vehicle carbodies. The train operates in a circuit, stopping at every terminal as well as the Houston Airport Hotel before returning to its starting point.

The system is presently maintained and operated by Johnson Controls.

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