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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:14 am | Updated: 7:22 pm, Fri Apr 12, 2013.

Airport’s ‘Sky Train’ to open April 8

Passengers will soon be able to board the PHX Sky Train and get to Terminal 4 of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or the East Economy parking lot in a matter of minutes.

The free electrically-powered train will open to the public on April 8 at noon, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton said Thursday.

The train will allow passengers to travel between level 3 of the airport and the METRO Lightrail station at 44th Street and Washington. The train will operate 24-hours a day, 365 days a week.

The trains will arrive and depart from stations every three to four minutes. Traveling from the airport to the East Economy parking is estimated to take two minutes, while those continuing to the light rail station will have a five-minute commute.

Passengers will be able to print their boarding passes using kiosks at the station. Those traveling on Southwest Airlines or US Airways will be able to utilize the Early Bag Check option, which allows passengers to check their bags at the station at no additional cost.

The city plans to expand the train to offer service to Terminal 3 by early 2015, which will allow passengers traveling to Terminal 2 to have a short walk.

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