Green Line connection to Crenshaw/LAX Line making progress

Into the second week of the closure of five Green Line stations, crewmembers building the rail connection between the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line are making good progress.

Existing Green Line rail has been sectioned and aligned with the new tracks that travel north toward LAX, Inglewood, the Crenshaw Corridor and the Expo Line. Rail, fasteners, screws, nuts and bolts are all in place waiting for final assembly.

In addition to the Green Line connection, rail placement is almost finalized along the section of the Crenshaw/LAX Line between the LAX underground segment and the Green Line. This segment transitions from a trench into an aerial segment intricately built under the 105 freeway while maintaining enough clearance over Imperial Highway.

As work continues, the five Green Line stations will remain closed and are scheduled to reopen on April 7 at 3 a.m. State of Good Repair work is also being performed on the closed section of the Green Line during the work. Go to metro.net/crenshaw for more details.

13 replies

  1. Jefferson,

    All this work begs the question, how will the trains run once the infrastructure is complete? This configuration opens up the possibility of crenshaw trains turning towards either Aviation or Redondo beach.

    • The junction will be tested before the Green Line fully reopens — but that’s still a ways off.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Is it possible to run trains between Redondo Beach and Mariposa? I think State of Good Repair typically only takes several days, and reopening that segment will allow Metro to concentrate the bus shuttle between Mariposa and Hawthorne to ease the crowding and bus shortage problem that not only grewn line passengers but also other bus passengers. Metro Alerts are pushing more tweets on bus availability causes delays these days, and there are more cancelled trips than those announced.

    • Hi Stephen;

      Metro is also doing some State of Good Repair work on that segment of the Green Line during the work. At this time there aren’t any plans to run train shuttles on just that segment.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • That’s called the LAX Flyaway bus. No transfers, trams or shuttles.

      Even with the Regional Connector, from Union Statio, you’d take the Foothill/Long Beach line and connect with the Green at Willowbrook and connect again with LAX people mover.

      Even in traffic, the Flyaway bus will definitely be quicker.

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