Los Angeles World Airports released virtual reality simulations Wednesday showing how the under-construction Automated People Mover project will operate at Los Angeles International Airport.
People can access the visuals through a quick-response code reader, or QR code, on smartphones. The models show the inside and outside of the people mover’s three Central Terminal Area stations and two intermodal transportation facility stations.
“Although the Automated People Mover train is still a few years of heavy construction away from being operational, technology lets us experience the future of LAX today,” said Justin Erbacci, the interim CEO of LAWA.
People can also view the models in 3D.
The APM is a 2.25-mile elevated electric train system that will transport travelers in and out of the LAX terminal area, and airport officials said it is the centerpiece of LAWA’s Land Access Modernization Program.
The APM will feature six stations: three stations inside the Central Terminal Area connecting to the terminals via elevated pedestrian walkways, and three stations outside the CTA that will connect to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and the consolidated rent-a-car facility.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2023.