A Better Blue Line: major construction right off the bat
Major construction work on the Blue Line in downtown Long Beach began this past weekend. Here are a few photos of the tracks on 1st Street being removed. Work on the tracks and the four closed stations will continue until October 19. For more information on the closure and the Blue Line bus shuttles, see this previous post. We’ll have more updates as the project progresses.
Downtown Long Beach Station closed for maintenance. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
Cutting up old tracks for removal. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
Debris from track removal. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
Cutting up old tracks for removal. Photo: Metro
Track was replaced in downtown Long Beach in September as part of the Better Blue Line project. Photo by Anna Chen/Metro.
Old train tracks set aside to be removed from work site. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
Station closed as workers prepare to install new lighting. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
View of closed 1st Street Station from inside the Blue Line Shuttle. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
The Long Beach Bike Station on 1st Street is open during construction. Pedestrian and bike access remains open on 1st Street. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
Blue Line Shuttle stop. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro
Blue Line Anaheim Street Station. Transfer from train to free Blue Line Shuttle to complete your trip. Photos: Anna Chen/Metro