Airport People Movers

With the recent addition of Tampa airport to the 3-D airport list I was thinking that it would be nice if we had custom models of the airport people movers for different airports these will add realism and make my experience better there are many different designs of trains for different airports so these would have to be custom designs but they could be static and would not have to be animated at least in the first iteration
Here’s a few examples of different trains shown at Tampa DFW and Miami

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multiple airports have these systems including San Francisco and in the future Los Angeles. I hope to see this soon and hope you will vote for it. Multiple photos for context use only

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Nice idea Frankfurt has them also. But it thinks it’s complicated tue to stabilization and performance atm

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In my opinion, I’m not sure there would be any practical use in working on this, as animating other vehicles such as refuelers, baggage carts, etc first would be of much more use. Nevertheless, I do agree that it would be a great idea that would look very cool if worked on!

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There’s some airports that would look really weird without them though for example my home airport DFW has an entire loop around all the terminals with the people mover if they didn’t have it in the game when they add DFW it would look really weird

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Maybe a static version would do the job here

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I specified that in the OP

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That is true, but animating vehicles of any sort take a lot of work/dedication from the developers, and I think from a customer appeal and business perspective, animating more practical vehicles first would work much better. In addition, other animated vehicles could work for all 3D airports as the code would be fairly similar, but for the people movers, they would only be standard to a small number of them. This isn’t to say I don’t think your idea isn’t good, as I am sure it would improve the look of airports like DFW and MIA, etc, but we do have to think about the developers and the time they devote to developing the sim for us.
Cheers mate!

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Would love this! You have my vote!

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Here is a picture of the San Francisco air train

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It would look nice tbh. Here’s one from Mexico City International (MMMX)

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Wow that’s Really cool I like that the flag is painted on it

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Here’s a Wikipedia list of all the airports with people movers or subways some of these are underground so they won’t be added but some of these are above ground systems that will be seen by people List of airport people mover systems - Wikipedia

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JFK Airtrain

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I’d like these to be added. Especially in places such as Sky Harbor and DFW!

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I never knew Phoenix had one till you told me but I like it it looks really nice, the paint job kind of looks like the Las Vegas raiders though.
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Here’s the one at Beijing that connects the different sections of terminal three

Bumping this it’s been more than a week

Bumping this with the future LAX people mover
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Do underground carriers also count? xD

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Munich’s connection train between T2 and the Satellite Terminal

I mean I guess but I don’t see the use as we wouldn’t be able to see it the overground ones are easily seen at airports well on the ramp especially at DFW my home airport