Progress continues on the Regional Connector Transit Project

Construction activities continue to progress on the Regional Connector Transit Project. As part of the Federal government’s Coronavirus Guidance for America, transportation infrastructure is considered an “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” Metro’s contractors are following safety precautions during the pandemic, including implementing social distancing when applicable and the use of masks and other PPE.

The above video shows some of the construction work that’s taken place in DTLA recently. As you can see, the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station for the project is being built underground, which means the existing aboveground station, currently served by the L Line (Gold), will eventually be demolished as we near completion of the project. This station work is being completed ahead of the upcoming L Line (Gold) closure + bus shuttle activity set to take place this fall. We will have more information on that in the coming weeks.

The Regional Connector is a pair of 1.9-mile rail transit tunnels under downtown Los Angeles that will tie together the A Line (Blue), E Line (Expo) and L Line (Gold) to provide faster trips to and through DTLA with fewer transfers for riders. The project is scheduled to open in 2022. You can view additional project updates here and sign up for email notifications.

7 replies

  1. The Regional Connector needs to be finished by July 2022-Just in time for Anime Expo!

  2. I suspect that the regional connector may be completed before the Crenshaw/LAX line. I drove much of the line in Inglewood the other day and it looks like it has well over a year to go. Given that they are now planning to build a bridge over Centinela they should just get started on it now.

    • Hi metrocenter;

      My apologies for slow response and a belated thank you for catching that. You are correct and we fixed the video. The project is currently 68% complete.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source