Things are starting to look more and more put-back-together on the Gold Line in Little Tokyo! Construction has been completed on the shoofly track, the temporary track that will allow the Gold Line to keep running while other construction activities continue.
Train testing on the new track will begin next week. Once the California Public Utilities Commission approves of the new track, we can reopen the stretch of track between Union Station and Pico/Aliso.
At this time, we are scheduled to reopen Little Tokyo/Arts District Station on March 21. Stay tuned!
More info here about the bus shuttle replacing Gold Line service between Union Station and Pico/Aliso while construction work continues.
And more here about Metro’s parking validation program to help support businesses in Little Tokyo during construction.
The Regional Connector project is tying together the Gold Line, Blue Line and Expo Line via a new 1.9-mile underground rail tunnel in downtown Los Angeles that will also include three stations (Little Tokyo, 2nd/Broadway and 2nd/Hope). The project will reduce the number of transfers for riders traveling through and to DTLA on Metro Rail. The Connector is largely funded by a federal grant and Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008.