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New Sky Train Connects Metro Light Rail with Sky Harbor International Airport

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New Sky Train Connects Metro Light Rail with Sky Harbor International Airport

Light rail ridership, although fluctuating on a seasonal basis, has stayed consistent over its four years of service. The number of passengers at Sky Harbor International Airport decreased during the economic downturn, but has rebounded during the past three years. With the opening of the Sky Train in April, 2013, there is now an easy way for passengers using the light rail and flying in or out of Sky Harbor Airport to travel between the two, encouraging passengers to leave their car at home. A recent article in The Arizona Republic discussed the excitement of the Sky Train debut and the plans in place for its future expansion. Currently the Sky Train connects the light rail station at 44th Street and Washington to Terminal 4, with a stop at the East Economy Lot along the way. Expansion to Terminal 3, with a walkway to Terminal 2, is scheduled for completion in early 2015.