Phoenix airport train begins additional service

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PHOENIX -- Officials say an automated inter-terminal train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will now provide service to another terminal.

Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix City Council members marked the opening Monday morning of the Terminal 3 Station stop for the PHX Sky Train.

The new extension includes service to Terminal 3 with a covered walkway to Terminal 2. The driverless 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," Stanton said. "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."

"We are proud to have completed this project not only early but under budget," said Phoenix Acting Aviation Director Tamie Fisher.

The train runs seven days a week, 365 days a year, and is free.

In the final phase of the $1.5 billion project, the train will also connect to the airport's rental car center.

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