Above are some photos taken in the past few weeks of ongoing construction work on the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The project includes 8.5 miles of new track between the Expo Line and Green Line and eight new stations. More pics in this Flickr album.
The $2.1-billion project is funded heavily by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by L.A. County voters in 2008. The line is expected to open in the fall of 2019. For more info, please visit the project home page, which has a ton of info.
An additional station will later be built at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street and will serve as the transfer point to the LAX people mover that will serve airport terminals. Both are forecast to open by 2023.
As for station names, adding Veterans to Westchester was totally unnecessary. How many people actually know “Fairview Heights” as a neighborhood?
To avoid confusion between the Crenshaw line and boulevard, will the Green Line Crenshaw stop be renamed Crenshaw Blvd or revert to Crenshaw/105?