Apr 2, 2024 - News

🚆 New Plane Train coming to ATL

A photo of a red and gray driverless transit vehicle with a large windshield under construction in a factory

Photo: Courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport wants to give the Plane Train a roughly $9 million upgrade.

Why it matters: The Atlanta airport's workhorse transit system carries 250,000 passengers a day and helps pace the never-ending flow of people at the world's busiest airport.

Details: Officials are asking the Atlanta City Council to approve the $8.6 million purchase of 29 new vehicles.

  • The vehicles' interior will change but the layout will essentially be the same, an airport spokesperson tells Axios.

Intrigue: The Plane Train doesn't have steel wheels like a choo choo. It uses rubber tire technology on a fixed track, so think more "bus" than "light rail."

Read a fascinating deep dive on the Plane Train's operations


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