The Houston Airport System (HAS) is beginning a renovation project on Sept. 8, 2014 that will temporarily disrupt the elevated train service that typically operates between Terminals A & B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Known as the automated people mover (APM) system, the elevated train typically connects all five terminal buildings at IAH. However, between the dates of September 8 and September 29 (between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.), the elevated train service will not be available between Terminals A & B.
Customers wishing to connect between the Terminal A & B facilities will have two options for their convenience: (Option 1 is available to customers beyond the security checkpoint, while Option 2 is available on the public side of Terminals A & B).
Option 1: A shuttle bus will operate between Terminals A & B from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. throughout the duration of this construction project. Terminal A customers looking to transfer to Terminal B will load on to the shuttle bus at Gate A3A (located on the northern end of the Terminal A facility).
Terminal B customers looking to be transported to Terminal A will find the shuttle bus service loading at Gate B84.
- Two shuttle buses will be available for passenger transport and will run on a continuous basis during the effected time shown above
- Each shuttle bus is ADA accessible and is capable of carrying up to 25 passengers apiece, depending on the amount of luggage being transported
Option 2: The below-ground Inter-Terminal Train system (ITT) will continue operating as normal during this time period, connecting all five terminal facilities at IAH (A, B, C, D & E). However, it is important to note that this option is located on the public side of the terminal facilities. As a result, connecting passengers who leave the secured area in order to utilize this option would be required to pass through the security checkpoint area in order to access their gate hold area.
Signage, with route maps and instructions to the bus shuttle service, will be located at all of the TerminaLink (above ground) stations in the terminals, as well as on the TerminaLink train cars, and IAH volunteers and staff will be located at the TerminaLink stations in terminals A and B to help passengers get to the shuttle service and to the operational trains.
Work on the project is scheduled to be completed on Sept. 29. Above ground train service between Terminals B – C – D –E will remain unaffected during the project.