I shot these last Tuesday. Please feel free to use on media, blogs and social media. The Regional Connector project is a 1.9-mile rail tunnel in downtown Los Angeles that is tying together the Gold Line, Blue Line and Expo Line. When complete — scheduled for 2021 — the project will reduce the need to transfer for many riders and allow trains to run directly between Santa Monica and East Los Angeles and between Azusa and Long Beach.
The Connector is also adding three new stations in DTLA. One will replace the existing Little Tokyo Station on the Gold Line. The other two are at 2nd/Broadway and 2nd/Hope. The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday will consider approving the names for the new stations. The proposed names are:
•Little Tokyo/Arts District, located between 1st, 2nd, Central and Alameda. It will be nice not having to cross Alameda or 1st to reach the station.
•Historic Broadway, located at 2nd and Broadway. It will be a one block walk of about .2 miles to get to Grand Central Market, which is also near the Pershing Square Red/Purple Line station. So if you think the line for Egg Slut is long now…
•Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill, located at 2nd and Hope — on the backside of Disney Concert Hall and the Broad. The station will include elevators to bring people up to a walkway level with Grand Avenue.