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The DFW Airport Skylink is Here! the Largest Airport People Mover System within security

On my way back to New York City this August I had a two hour layover in the DFW Airport, I was flying COS-DFW-LGA, both flights on the old venerable MD-Super-80s. The DFW Airport was designed in the early 1970s era of getting passengers from there cars to as close as possible to their boarding gates with the least amount of walking, and has five terminals, all of which except for the new International Terminal D, are curved and in crescent shapes.
To provide connecting passengers an easy way to transfer between flights and terminals in 2005 the skylink people mover system was built replacing the older Airtrans APM system that was built with the airport. The people mover is entirely above ground, running along the roofs of the terminals at their edges, directly above most of the airoprts boarding gates, and on my visit I managed to get photographs of all 10 Airport Train Stations, since each terminal has two stations meaning no gate is very far from a skylink stop.
Here’s the new section part of a larger section entitled “Airport Transit,” with 86 photos that should grow soon to include systems I’ve already photographed in Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Newark Airtrain, and Denver, DFW’s though is the closest to being a real transit system in it’s own right, in terms of those systems that are in the sterile area, beyond security:
DFW Airport Skylink
DFW Airport Skylink
DFW Airport Skylink