LAX is the second busiest airport in the United States and the world’s fifth busiest airport. At present, the only access into LAX is by road over 6,000 vehicles enter the airport hourly, resulting in major bottlenecks throughout the airport. LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) was created to alleviate these problems, and centers around construction of an APM system that will connect the airline terminals with a new Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC), two Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITF) for passenger pick-up and drop-off and Los Angeles’ Metro light rail public transit system.
Major features of the APM include:
- Approximately 21/4 miles of elevated guideway about 50-70 feet above the ground
- Six stations connecting the CONRAC, both ITFs and LA Metro to the Airport’s Central Terminal Area
- Moving walkway system providing convenient pedestrian access to terminals and parking from the APM stations located within the Central Terminal Area.
- Up to nine trains can run simultaneously, 24 hours a day, with the capacity to transport 200 passengers with luggage on each train
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