Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and several of his colleagues from the Phoenix City Council gave members of the media a preview of the 44th Street & Washington PHX Sky Train station yesterday (November 13).
Mr Stanton explained that the station was another milestone for the Sky Train, which is due to open in early 2013. “Each day brings us closer and closer to completing this vital project. The future success of Sky Harbor is the future success of our city,” he said.
The electrically-powered, automated Sky Train will transport passengers between light rail at 44th Street and Washington, East Economy Parking and Terminal 4, which serves 80% of Sky Harbor’s 40.6 million passengers per year. The ride between 44th Street Station and East Economy Parking is just three minutes with an additional two minutes to Terminal 4.
Councilman Bill Gates told the media that the stations will include amenities such as early bag check, boarding pass printing kiosks and pet parks. The Sky Train will run seven days a week, 365 days a year, and will be free of charge. It will serve Terminal 3 with a walkway to Terminal 2 by early 2015 and will continue to the Rental Car Center in its final stage.