Consortium Begins Work on Los Angeles LAX’s APM Train
A consortium that includes UK contractor Balfour Beatty, American engineer Fluor, Germany’s Hochtief, Spain’s ACS and France’s Bombardier Transportation has begun work on Los Angeles International Airport’s Automated People Mover project. LINXS Constructors’ 3.6km line will connect LAX’s Terminal 4 to the West Central Terminal’s automated station, light rail stations, offsite parking and car rental facilities. Partially prefabricated steel trusses ranging in weight from 27 tonnes to 45 tonnes were transported to the area, assembled and lifted into the pedestrian bridge with a 350-tonne crane. The segments were welded together while supported over the roadway by a shoring tower.
The installation of floor and roof beams will complete the erection of structural steel for the pedestrian walkway. In total, six bridges will be installed.
The APM is due to be completed before Los Angeles hosts the 2028 Olympic Games.