Thursday, April 28, 2011

No It's Not A Giant Slinky, It's a Sky Train.

It is getting to be that time of year again. The weather is becoming warmer and the sun is shining brighter. We are all ready to welcome the summer with open arms, but that is not all. Something else up-and-coming that is taking place just around the corner from us is the construction for the PHX Sky Train. The construction for this automated train is located on 44th and Washington.
You can even see the enclosing arches from the Pueblo Grande Museum property.

Fortunately, the construction for the train is elevated and does not create much more congestion for those commuting. The Sky Train is estimated to be open in early 2013 and provide an easy, convenient way for travelers, both local and passing through, to get to and from the airport without having to deal with traffic congestion trying to drive into the airport. Also, with being on the corner of 44th and Washington, not only can people come to visit Pueblo Grande Museum on lay overs or as a final cultural stop on their way to the airport, but the Sky Train will also provide quick and easy access to the Lightrail, allowing travelers to access the rest of the Valley without having to rent a car!

This additional form of transportation and the freedom it will provide to those trying to get around Phoenix is all very exciting; especially because of how many more people we anticipate will be seeing Pueblo Grande Museum as they travel on that busy street corner.

 We are all anxious to see the outcome of the PHX Sky Train. What will it finally look like? What kind of benefits it will bring to the city of Phoenix? And of course most importantly, how important Pueblo Grande Museum will be in providing a little culture, history and entertainment to those travelers and commuters looking for a way to spend some time enjoying Phoenix on their way to or from home.

Posted By Taryn Rast, Museum Intern and Renee Aguilar, Visitor Service Museum Aide


  1. This article is so interesting and informative. As a visitor coming to Phoenix two or three times a year I am looking forward to the sky train. We live in Chicago and have access to trains all the time. It is going to be a fabulous addition to the city of Phoenix. Loved the article....