According to KTLA 5, Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the airport, city and federal officials to reveal the first Automated People Mover train car that will be part of a large network of trains.
The train car will help connect passengers between the rental car facility, the Metro Crenshaw/LAX line, the Metro Green Line and the economy parking lot and terminals with six total stations. Each car can hold up to 50 people along with their luggage and will have 12 seats, air conditioning, visual and audio messaging systems.
“The Automated People Mover will be so much more than another way to get to LAX – it’s the piece of the puzzle that will curb the congestion that has been plaguing our airport for decades,” said Garcetti. “As we welcome the first car that will whisk travelers to renovated terminals, parking structures, Metro rail, and a new rental car facility, it’s clear that a completely reimagined LAX is on the horizon.”
According to airport officials, the 2.25 mile ride will take ten minutes and will have trains arriving every two minutes from 9am to 11pm. To learn more about the Automated People Mover train car program, click here.