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Rendering for the 96th Street station.


Rendering of the LAX Automated People Mover in the central terminal area

„Starting in 2022, four additional bridges will be connected above the horseshoe - formally known as World Way - connecting the future people mover stop to Terminal 1.5, Terminal 3, Tom Bradley International Terminal, and Terminal 5.5. An existing bridge linking Terminals 7 and 8 to a parking structure is to be incorporated into a bridge linking with the people mover as well.

The new bridges are relatively modest components of the $5.5-billion LAX landside access modernization program, which is itself a mere fraction of a $14-billion makeover that is rapidly reshaping one of the busest airports in the world. The people mover, one of the centerpieces of the program, will be a 2.25-mile monorail-like train with three stops in the central terminal area, and connections to two off-site ground transportation hubs and a rental car facility. The people mover is expected to begin serving passengers in 2023. Those projects would be completed by 2028 - in advance of the Summer Olympic Games scheduled for that year.

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Looking forward to this, I fly out 4/28 to Philly.

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^though this is probably due to low ridership in general

By Sean Cudahy
The Points Guy
March 27, 2022


New LAX people mover station at consolidated rental car facility. (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports-- via The Points Guy)

"The end is in sight for a project that leaders hope will cut down on traffic outside one of the nation’s busiest airports.

Construction crews are nearing a milestone in a multi-billion dollar project to significantly upgrade public transportation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). By next week, the concrete guideway that will eventually house a brand new Automated People Mover (APM) system will reach 99% completion, setting the stage for testing of train cars later this year. Construction is slated to wrap up next year…"

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This is going to be such a big deal once the APM is operational. Currently so much of the traffic at LAX is caused by shuttle buses going to and from the rental car facilities dispersed throughout the area. I don’t have a figure, but I have to imagine that this will eliminate several dozen buses per hour from the inner loop.

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Back in march

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Glad to see LAX finally join the 21st century with this new people mover. Getting in to that airport by car is a nightmare.

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