In Phoenix, Ariz., the PHX Sky Train™ will open to the public April 8 at the city's airport. When the train opens for service, passengers will find a seamless connection between Terminal 4, East Economy parking and Phoenix Valley Metro light rail at 44th Street and Washington.
“This is an exciting day for the city of Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “The PHX Sky Train’s connection to light rail paves the way for convenient, multi-modal transportation to and from the airport and is a true point of pride for our city.”
Travelers using Terminal 4, which serves 80 percent of Sky Harbor’s passengers, will access the free PHX Sky Train from level 3, where the gates and security checkpoints are located. From there, they will enjoy a two-minute ride to East Economy parking. Those wishing to connect to light rail will have a five-minute ride between Terminal 4 and the 44th St. Station. Trains will arrive and depart every three to four minutes. The electrically-powered, automated PHX Sky Train will operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
By early 2015, the PHX Sky Train will extend to Terminal 3 with a walkway to Terminal 2. In its final stage of construction, the PHX Sky Train will continue to the Rental Car Center.