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PHX Sky Train Stage 2

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Sky Train Stage 2

In 2016, Stage 2 of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) Sky Train Project began. Stage 1 was completed in 2013, when the PHX Sky Train first became operational by connecting PHX Terminal 3 to the 44th Street PHX Sky Train Station. Phase 2 was designed to extend the existing system by extending 2.5 miles further to the airport’s rental car facility.

The nearly $2 billion project will improve the passenger experience, decrease congestion, and create a more sustainable way to access airport facilities.
Intellient was contracted by the PHX Aviation Department to manage the technology systems budget, design, implementation, testing, and commissioning efforts for all in-scope systems. Intellient also provided technology liaison services between Bombardier and PHX airport systems integration.

Project Details

Stage 2 of the PHX Sky Train Project includes constructing aircraft bridges to carry two future taxiways over the train system, an elevated station including parking and ground transportation, an elevated rental car station built into the existing facility, and three power traction substations to power 24 transit vehicles.

Services Provided

Throughout the course of the project, Intellient provided the following services:

Technology Systems

Design Services

  • Stakeholder Coordination
  • Systems Planning, Validation and Assessment
  • Site Surveys
  • Design Engineering/Design Assist
  • Systems Integration Planning
  • Network Architecture
  • Systems Responsibility Matrix Development
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Systems GMP Costing

Technology Systems

Delivery Services

  • Systems Integration Delivery
  • Program/Project Management
  • Construction Management/Administration
  • Schedule Management
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
  • Project Controls
  • Bid Review/Recommendation
  • Vendor Management
  • Procurement
  • Delivery/Implementation Management
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Commissioning
  • Operational Readiness and Transition (ORAT)
  • Training
  • Bombardier Train System Coordination and Commissioning
PHX Sky Train Stage 2

Associated Systems

The major systems components included Telecommunications/Information Systems, Physical Security Systems, Airport Operational Systems, and Passenger Processing Systems:

Telecommunications/Information Systems

  • Telecom Room
  • Premise Distribution System (Structured Cabling)
  • LAN/WLAN/Wi-Fi
  • Telephony/VoIP
  • Paging System (PAS)

Physical Security Systems

  • Access Control
  • CCTV
  • Passenger Emergency Duress (PEDS)
  • 700 MHz Radio

Airport Operational Systems

  • Building Automation/Building Management (BAS/BMS)
    • HVAC Monitoring
    • Electrical Metering
    • Lighting Control
    • Escalator/Elevator/Moving Walkways
  • 700 MHz Radio
  • Fire Alarm/Mass Notification-PAS Interface
  • Automated Vehicle Identification/Location (AVI/AVL)
  • Parking Revenue Control (PRCS)
  • Dynamic Signage

Project Results

The PHX Sky Train Stage 2 Project received the Envision Gold Award for sustainability, bringing in the first Envision award for the airport and the third overall in the state of Arizona.

The extended Sky Train is expected to reduce the daily airport vehicle count by 20,000 vehicles per day. Energy efficiency measures were also taken throughout project design and are expected to result in operational energy reductions of 59%.

The full project will complete in 2022.

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