Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, members of the Phoenix City Council, City and Airport officials took the first ride to the brand new Terminal 3 PHX Sky Train® Station December 8 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The event marked the opening of the newest section of the PHX Sky Train®, extending it to Terminal 3 with a walkway to Terminal 2. There is no Terminal 1 at Phoenix Sky Harbor. The train now connects the regional Valley Metro Rail with Sky Harbor’s East Economy Parking and all three airport terminals.
“All of Sky Harbor’s passengers may now enjoy an easy connection with public transportation, and a convenient ride between the Airport and downtown Phoenix. That is great news, especially with the Super Bowl coming to Phoenix in 2015,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Our goal was to open this extension before Super Bowl and we have exceeded expectations, opening it in time for December and January holiday travel.”
The PHX Sky Train® operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, and is free of charge to customers.
“We are proud to have completed this project not only early but under budget,” said Phoenix Acting Aviation Director Tamie Fisher.
The PHX Sky Train® Terminal 3 station received Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) certification. It also features magnificent floors which are part of a public art project designed by artist Janelle Stanley.