If you were in the LAX area this past weekend, you may have noticed a train where no train was before.
A @metrolosangeles train chilling above Imperial Highway and Aviation Blvd on the future Crenshaw line. First time I’ve seen trains running on the other side of the y-shaped junction near the Aviation/LAX station. https://t.co/25ZgvjT5Hm pic.twitter.com/uZpvPrVBEP
— Javier FAIR CONTRACT NOW Panzar 🦅 (@jpanzar) September 22, 2019
Metro has begun testing train signals and software systems for the Crenshaw/LAX Line at the Green Line junction — where the Crenshaw/LAX Line tracks merge with the Green Line. The test run took place just east of Aviation/LAX Station. The video above shows the view from the train cab as it traveled between the Green Line junction and 111th Street.
Signal system testing will continue over the next few weeks. No train testing has taken place at any at-grade crossings yet. We encourage you to sign up for project updates to get updates on when that will occur. The train testing will be done in segments to asses the functionality of the system and ensure safe operation for the future light rail line.
The Crenshaw/LAX Line is anticipated to be complete in 2020.
The Green Line will also resume regular weekend service starting Friday, Sept. 27 between Redondo Beach and Hawthorne/Lennox Station.
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