Aviation Press Releases
December 11, 2012
Mayor Previews Terminal 4 PHX Sky Train™ Station
Phoenix, AZ – On Tuesday, December 11, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton took media behind the construction walls of the Terminal 4 PHX Sky Train™ Station at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Serving Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal, the PHX Sky Train™ Terminal 4 station will provide an important link for travelers using East Economy parking or METRO light rail. Travelers will enter and exit the station through two portals, located on the gate level of Terminal 4, making it easy for travelers to walk from the station to their gates.
“This station is convenient as possible for travelers,” Stanton said. “It is on the level easiest for the vast number of passengers.”
The Terminal 4 Station features public art creatively incorporated into the design and construction. The work of Daniel Mayer, a Tempe book artist and printmaker, is showcased in the facility’s terrazzo floor on the station platform. The multicolored floor features more than 1,000 embedded metal letter forms and is inspired by the idea of chance discoveries in travel. Additionally, there are two large, glass murals also designed by Mayer that extend along the bridges connecting Terminal 4 to the PHX Sky Train Station. The murals are printed and hand-painted with imagery of leaves from trees that grow in Arizona.
The electrically-powered, automated PHX Sky Train™ will open in the spring of 2013 It will operate seven days a week, 365 days a year and be free of charge. Travelers boarding at Terminal 4 will first stop at East Economy Parking. Then, the PHX Sky Train will continue on to the 44th Street and Washington Station where travelers can connect with the METRO light rail. The ride between Terminal 4 and East Economy Parking will be only 2 minutes. It will take five minutes to travel between Terminal 4 and light rail. Trains will arrive and depart every three to four minutes.
“This is an investment in our future,” said Stanton. The greatest asset we have is a well-functioning, growing and efficient airport.”
The PHX Sky Train™ will serve all three terminals by early 2015. It will continue to the Rental Car Center in its final phase of construction.
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