A consortium led by Germany-based Hochtief and Spain-based ACS has been selected as ‘recommended developer’ for a US$1.95 billion rail project at Los Angeles International – said to be the second largest airport in the US.
The consortium comprises ACS Infrastructure Development, Hochtief PPP Solutions, Dragados USA, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier.
The large-scale modernisation project to improve passengers’ access to terminals will include the planning, financing, construction and 25-year operation of an automated people mover. The 3.6km-long track will be raised 15 to 20m off the ground and it will have the capacity for nine trains to travel along it simultaneously.
There will be six stops connecting new parking facilities, hire car points and metro light rail stations at the airline terminals.
The contract includes delivery of 44 Bombardier APM vehicles, and work is scheduled for completion by early 2023.