Fresh pics: construction work on Crenshaw/LAX Line

Photos: LA Metro

Above are some photos taken over the last several weeks of work on the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the 8.5-mile light rail line with eight new stations that will run between the Expo Line and the Green Line. Metro is planning to open the project in the fall of 2019.

A later project will add a station at Aviation and 96th Street that will serve as the transfer point to the future LAX people mover that will have three stations serving airport passenger terminals. That station — also known as the Airport Metro Connector — will serve trains on the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Green Line and many Metro and other muni buses.

The $2.058-billion project is funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by L.A. County voters in 2008.

For the rest of the photos, see our album on Flickr.

4 replies

  1. The pictures are great, but they really don’t tell us anything. Next time you take pictures, for METRO, please, take the time to tell your readers what they are vewing, like the location where the photo was shot, direction, and what is going on at that particular location.

    • Hi,

      The photos are taken by the contractor so we take what we can get.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • Well, there are 300 FTE at Metro in the Communications department according to the 2017 budget (this number needs to be explained, because it obviously must be a broad category) but I don’t think it’s too much for John to ask part of this team to either (a) get descriptions/updates from the contractors taking the photos or (b) actually go out there and get the information on-site. I mean, providing the public with information about Metro is kind of your job…and a couple HWRs in Steve’s absence would also be nice.

        • Whoever has the responsibility of providing METRO with the pictures, has a responsibility, to both METRO and the public, to give complete information. It is NOT the public’s job to attempt to figure out where a photo was taken or what is going on, in the photo.
          Those of us [the public] shouldn’t have to guess as to where, especially construction photos, were taken. That’s NOT OUR JOB!!!