Photos: Metro, more available here
We’re one month into the Green Line closure and crews are making steady progress. Work on connecting the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the existing Green Line is nearing completion.
All cantilevers have been installed and the overhead catenary system — the overhead wires used to supply electricity to the light rail vehicles — has been installed. Walkways across the tracks have also been installed, and track welding has concluded. Track switches are now being tested.
As the work continues, the five Green Line stations will remain closed and are expected to reopen on April 7. Free Green Line bus shuttles continue to serve all closed stations between the Hawthorne/Lennox Station and Redondo Beach Station.
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is an 8.5 mile light-rail line with eight new stations serving the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood and the LAX communities. The line is scheduled to open in fall 2019. An additional station will be built at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street where Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line riders can transfer to the people mover to LAX terminals that is also being planned.
Will someone commuting on the Green Line from Norwalk past Aviation now have an extra stop and few minutes on the train, or will passengers exit at Aviation to use this new extension?
The final operating plan hasn’t been announced yet. Stay tuned.
Editor, The Source
Thanks for the update.
Any photos of the station upgrades happening at the same time?
Kudos on making the bus bridges work well.
When a train approaches the wye, will the switch get activated by the train’s motorman or by an outside operator, or will it be fully automatic? How will it work?
I believe the switches are controlled remotely.
Editor, The Source
I believe the switches are automatically set with codes that a train has in the traffic controls with options to do it manual within the control center.