Counterweights were removed from the Green Line last weekend, allowing construction to go forward of the bridge that will bring the Crenshaw/LAX Line tracks to the Green Line.
When completed, the southern end of the Crenshaw/LAX Line will connect with the Green Line. The plan at this time is to run trains between the new Crenshaw/Expo Station and Redondo Beach and Green Line trains between Norwalk and Redondo Beach and Norwalk and the eventual Airport Metro Connector Station.
The Airport Metro Connector Station — near Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street — is where passengers will be able to transfer to/from the people mover that will serve the LAX terminals. Los Angeles World Airports is building the people mover.
During the original construction of the Green Line in the early 1990s, Metro anticipated there would eventually be a light rail line added to the north to the airport. The counterweights were added at that time to make the Green Line structure safer.
Categories: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project