Paris, France

Aéroports de Paris

SCJ staff provided access plans for transit systems connecting the three terminals at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, France. The intitial study evaluated using an aerial ropeway system, though in the end an automated people mover emerged as the best option. Their work included planning, preliminary engineering, and procurement.

Two stations serve the airport from regional, national, and local transit. Airport patrons and employees made up more than 40 percent of the trips; so, internal circulation was a key part of the design.

The access plans solved internal connections between national, regional, and local rail service, multiple terminals, multiple remote parking facilities, and a local business district on airport property. It integrated passenger stations into the existing terminal and rail stations, reconfigured existing guideway infrastructure to accommodate self-propelled automated vehicles, and accommodated passenger flows between stations, airport terminals, and regional train stations.