Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors, has announced another major milestone on the ongoing modernization of the Los Angeles International Airport with the placement of the last structural steel beam for the Automated People Mover train stations. This achievement signifies substantial progress in revolutionizing how travellers get to and from the fifth busiest airport in the world. The largest of the six stations being built, the West Central Terminal Area station, saw the last of nearly 2,000 tonnes of structural steel set in place with the topping out milestone. LINXS Constructors began foundation placement at the West CTA site in February 2022, following months of enabling work. A total of 127 piles were built to support the West CTA station, as well as smaller piles to support the nearby pedestrian bridges. The 1.2-million-square-foot station will connect the train system to Terminals 3, 4 and 5, in addition to Tom Bradley International Terminal, via elevated pedestrian bridges. It will feature an open space with a programmable 800-square-foot LED screen and public art for LA-based creators. The station’s structural glass walls and high-performance coated metal panel cladding will support its mid-century modern aesthetic, honoring the architectural heritage of LAX. Whether renting a car, returning home to pick up their own car, or catching a train to downtown on Metro’s light rail system, travellers will be transported within minutes via the APM system. From the West CTA station, the last stop on the route inside the CTA, it will take just a six-minute ride to reach the LAX Economy Parking facility, eight minutes to the station that will connect to the future Airport Metro Connector Station and 10 minutes to the future Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility during peak operationsWork on the station façades, internal systems and vertical cores is scheduled to continue this year. In addition, the placement of the project’s final pedestrian bridge, connecting the West CTA station to Tom Bradley International Terminal, is scheduled for placement this fall. In total, the structural steel used on the stations, bridges and vertical cores weighs in at more than 9,000 tonnes.