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By next year, Suvarnabhumi will feature a new passenger terminal and driverless trains

Passengers will be able to travel between each terminal at the same time on the Automated People Mover train, which will be the country’s first driverless electric train used in Thai airports. The new SAT1 terminal is a four-story structure with a total area of 216,800 square meters. The APM trains are on the B2 floor, the airport office is on the B1 floor, a conveyor belt is on the G floor, the 2nd story is for arrivals, the 3rd floor is for departures, and the 4th floor is for eateries.

To assure safety, stability, accuracy, and timeliness, each train will be tested until it is officially ready for operation. Since the AOT began its trials, Nitinai claims that no difficulties have been reported. He also mentioned that the airport’s capacity would be enhanced from 45 million to 60 million passengers per year. Nitinai Siriamatthakarn, President of the AOT, told the media that the new passenger terminal, Satellite 1 (SAT1), had been completed and would be ready for use in April of next year. The airport will be able to support up to 68 flights per hour thanks to its 28 aircraft stand taxiplanes. At the same time, the APM will be ready to utilize. The nation’s first driverless electric train in an airport will transport passengers between the old and new terminals. Thailand’s Airport Authority announced that the new passenger terminal at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport will be operational by April 2023. AOT bought the 6 APM trains from Austria, according to Nitinai. Each train has two compartments, which can accommodate 210 passengers every journey or 5,900 per hour.

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