LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) consortium and Los Angeles World Airports finalised the contract on the design, build, finance, operate and maintain the automated people mover system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The total contract is valued at approximately EUR 4.2 billion.
Under the project, LINX awarded a EUR 490 million contract to the operations and maintenance JV, comprising Fluor, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Hochtief PPP Solutions North American, ACS and Bombardier (which has a 55 percent share in the JV). Within the JV, Bombardier won the EUR 187 million contract for the design and supply of 44 Innovia APM 300 vehicles, signalling, and onboard and wayside communication systems, and will lead a joint venture that will provide operations and maintenance services for the system and related facilities for a 25-year period, following completion of the construction. The first APM car is scheduled to be delivered in late 2020.
In April, the Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners approved the contract with LINX consortium formed by Fluor, Balfour Beatty, ACS Infrastructure Development, Dragados USA, Hochtief PPP Solutions, Flatiron, and Bombardier Transportation, and is further supported by the design team comprised of HDR and HNTB.
The project envisages the construction of a 3.6-km elevated dual-lane guideway with 6 stations, of which 3 stations will be connected to the new rental car, airport parking, and Metro facilities to the airline terminals and 3 stations will be located in the Central Terminal Area providing fast and easy connections to 9 airline terminals with a pedestrian walkway system. In addition, new vertical circulation cores and pedestrian bridges will be constructed and buildings and parking structures will be demolished.