Heads up, watch for trains! Clearance testing took place this week on @crenshawrail. The test train traveled across La Brea Avenue bridge (the flaps on the side check to make sure everything is spaced as it's supposed to be). Sign up for project updates at https://t.co/jWQb5IXPXy pic.twitter.com/z69ef5i1ts
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) July 9, 2020
Early train testing expanded to the north for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project in the last week to the stretch of track through Inglewood to Crenshaw Boulevard, just east of the Fairview Heights Station.
The recent ‘clearance testing’ is a first step in the testing process and done to ensure the train can clear all structures along the tracks.
Work continues on the project with the aim of completing major construction this winter and the project opening in 2021 following testing and training for staff.
When complete, the Crenshaw/LAX Line will run for 8.5 miles between the C Line (Green) and the E (Expo) Line with eight new stations. A ninth station will be added in the early 2020s near Aviation and 96th streets and will serve as the transfer point between Metro Rail, buses and the LAX Automated People Mover that will serve airport terminals.
Much more info on the project’s web page at metro.net.