Above is the route Metro buses and shuttles will use to serve Expo/Crenshaw Station for upcoming Crenshaw/LAX construction. On Friday, November 7, construction will begin on the future Crenshaw/MLK Station, one of eight new stations that are part of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. From November 7 to 24 and December 1 to [continue reading]
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Brian Hsu was gracious enough to allow us to run this Then & Now he ran on his urban diachrony blog. The top photo is looking north on 6th & Main in 1941 with a streetcar heading out of the Pacific Electric Building — once a major depot in [continue reading]
Calling all transit and history fans! Hundreds more “Then & Now” historic L.A. transit photos available here!
It’s a beautiful thing when Southern Californians take pride in their fascinating and diverse history. This past weekend the Metro Transportation Library & Archive logged its 3,000,000th view on our online Flickr photo gallery (yes, three million in less than five years). Over here at The Source, the reaction to “then [continue reading]
On Friday, July 26, 2013, the Metro Gold Line will celebrate 10 years of progress. Only 13.7 miles long at its inception, the Gold Line opened to the public on July 26, 2003, carrying riders from Los Angeles Union Station to Pasadena. The line was initially known as the Pasadena [continue reading]
A little known incident occurred in Los Angeles’ Mid-City area on the evening of July 13, 1913. When all was said and done, Pacific Electric’s rail network replaced all of its wooden streetcars and implemented automatic train control (a topic still in the news today). If you had any doubt [continue reading]
The Metro Transportation Library & Archive have been hard at work producing two new tools that explain Los Angeles transit history dating back to 1874. This week, the Library unveils an interactive timeline allowing users to better understand the 140-year evolution of local transit from numerous private street railroads into publicly-governed agencies. [continue reading]