MASSIVE NEW TRANSPORT PROJECT LAUNCHED IN LOS ANGELES

With the US$1.766bn Crenshaw/LAX transit project due for completion in 2020, travellers arriving at LAX will have access to the Metro Green Line, linking them to downtown LA or Santa Monica.

The metro line will link to a new “APM”, or automatic people mover system, connecting passengers to an Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF) via a Consolidated Rent-A-Car Center (CONRAC), on to the Central Terminal Area of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The APM will be approximately three kilometres long and will include six stations – three in the Central Terminal Area and three outside of the airport at other LAWA facilities such as the CONRAC and ITF.

The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system on a 3.6km elevated guideway with six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) broke ground on the APM project in March of 2019 and anticipates that the system will be operational in 2023. The ongoing US$14bn transformation to reimagine the LAX airport experience across all terminals also sees a new Midfield Satellite Concourse being opened in 2020, adding 12 new aircraft gates.


Photo: The new LAX people mover