jetBlue
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DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sat May 21, 2005 8:56 pm

The new SkyLink train at DFW airport is now open! This new train system will connect passengers at the airport within 5 minutes to any terminal. They will certainly provide a good view of the tarmac.

Top speed along the tracks will be 35 miles per hour! Should make for a swift ride.  Smile

http://www.dfwairport.com/flyer/05/05/skylink.html
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squirrel83
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sat May 21, 2005 9:24 pm

Is this really the Largest Airport Train?



World's Largest Airport Train Is Now Being Tested . .

here is a little movie kinda neat for DFW and well needed . .
http://webfids.dfwairport.com/ar_termd_video.asf
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Okie
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sun May 22, 2005 1:39 am

I will be passing through DFW Sunday 05.21.05 and Thursday 05.25.05. I will see if it is as advertised

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AAtakeMeAway
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sun May 22, 2005 1:44 am

So is the trAAin still operating too?
 
OPNLguy
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sun May 22, 2005 1:47 am

>>>So is the trAAin still operating too?

An excerpt from an article on it this morning...

What's going to happen to the old train?

There are actually two train systems at D/FW. The original train– which opened in 1974 – has been for employee use only since 2003. The American Airlines TrAAin, which opened in 1991, will stand ready to use for about a month in case there are hiccups with Skylink.

After that, the old guideway for both routes will be demolished and the trains will be auctioned along with other surplus airport equipment.
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commavia
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sun May 22, 2005 1:49 am

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 3):
So is the trAAin still operating too?

No. It was decommissioned this morning at 4:30 a.m. It will continue to stay operationally read (but not in regular use) as a backup for about the next 60-90 days while the SkyLink gets all the kinks worked out, at which time it will be completely shut down once and for all.
 
AAtakeMeAway
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sun May 22, 2005 1:59 am

Quoting Commavia (Reply 5):
No. It was decommissioned this morning at 4:30 a.m. It will continue to stay operationally read (but not in regular use) as a backup for about the next 60-90 days while the SkyLink gets all the kinks worked out, at which time it will be completely shut down once and for all.

 bigthumbsup 

Woo hoo! I will be so happy to see the entire old DFW Train/trAAin completely dismantled.
I love the look of the SkyLink, I'll have to go to the airport early on Monday so I can ride it.  hyper 
 
commavia
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RE: DFW SkyLink Train Is Open!

Sun May 22, 2005 2:02 am

Quoting AAtakeMeAway (Reply 6):
Woo hoo! I will be so happy to see the entire old DFW Train/trAAin completely dismantled.

That makes millions of us! Yes, I am going to be very glad to see that rickety piece of crap sold for scrap and replaced with an airport train befitting a world class airport like DFW. That being said, as crappy as the DFW Trains were, they did serve DFW fairly reliable (about 98-99% dispatch reliability) for 30 years.