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    Experience LAX's Automated People Mover in Virtual Reality

    February 26, 2020


    Balfour Beatty and the LINXS project team deliver an efficient method for the client and public stakeholders to experience the future of the LAX Automated People Mover in Virtual Reality (VR).

    While operations aren't scheduled to begin until 2023, the virtual reality experience allows passengers to view what the stations will look like once construction is completed.  

    Balfour Beatty teammates Rudy Armedariz, BIM manager and Joao Carneiro, technology specilaist, led these efforts by developing three-dimensional models of the stations, using project renderings and building information modeling software.

    "This is a massive project so it's impossible to see everything at ground-level," says Joao. "We wanted to provide a different experience that isn't from a fixed point of view and gives passengers a sense of what to expect." 

    The interactive models display views of and from within the systems’ three Central Terminal Area (CTA) stations and two Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF) stations. They can be viewed on a smartphone or a computer browser.

    To access the VR models using your smartphone, scan the QR codes in the image below. If you have a VR headset, click on the glasses in the bottom right corner of the model for an enhanced experience.



    To access from your computer browser, click on the links for each model below.

    Intermodal Transportation Facility - East: Connects passengers to the future Airport Metro Connector Station

    Intermodal Transportation Facility - West: Provides direct access to the train from LAX's new parking structure

    East CTA Station (from atop Parking Structure 7): Connects to Terminals 7 and 8

    Interior of the Center CTA Station: Connects passengers to Terminals 1, 2, and 6 via pedestrian bridges

    West CTA Station (from Upper World Way): Connects passengers to Tom Bradley International and Terminals 3, 4, and 5

    Theme Building Viewing Platform at the East CTA Station