Aviation Press Releases
May 2, 2011
Workers Celebrate Topping Out of PHX Sky Train™ Station
With the structural framework complete, workers celebrated the topping out of the PHX Sky Train™ light rail connection near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Employees marked the occasion on April 29, signing one of the 35,000 pound elliptical beams on the future PHX Sky Train station™ at 44th Street and Washington. In keeping with tradition, a small evergreen tree and a U.S. flag were placed at the top of the structure.
Beginning in early 2013, Stage One of the PHX Sky Train will transport passengers between the regional METRO light rail system at 44th Street and Washington, East Economy Parking and Terminal 4, which serves 80 percent of Sky Harbor’s passengers.
“The 44th Street and Washington station will serve as a new gateway to the Phoenix Airport, allowing for passenger drop-off and pick-up and providing a seamless connection to public transportation,” said Tamie Fisher, Assistant Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix.
The 44th street station will feature an arched roof, allowing for generous amounts of natural light inside of the building. The steel elliptical framework is now in place at the station and the roofing of the main structure is in its beginning stages.
Stage Two of the PHX Sky Train, which will be completed in 2020, will continue from Terminal 4 through the Airport to the Rental Car Center.
Key companies involved in the construction of the PHX Sky Train™ include:
- Hensel Phelps - Contractor
- Austin Bridge and Road - Taxiway Bridge Subcontractor
- Gannett Fleming - Facilities Designer
- Bombardier - Train System Provider/Operator
- Lea+Elliott - Train System Consultant
- URS - Program Consultant
Construction of Stage One of the PHX Sky Train is creating 6,000 jobs over 5 years. Click here for more information about PHX Sky Train construction.