Here’s an impressive statistic: more than 280,000 pounds of trash and weeds were recently removed from the Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to the A Line (Blue) in South Los Angeles. That’s the equivalent of about 16 garbage trucks full of trash.
The clean-up along 11 miles of track between 24th Street and Alameda Street (about one mile north of Del Amo Station) led by Metro Facilities Contracted Maintenance Services Department was a courtesy of a joint effort between the Union Pacific railroad, the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The work began in early February and wrapped up in mid-March. Graffiti abatement and bulky item removal were part of the work performed.
This is the third time crews have come together to clean-up the Union Pacific rail corridor — with two prior efforts in the latter half of 2019. All projects were completed to improve the safety and cleanliness conditions of the Union Pacific right-of-way adjacent to Metro’s A Line service — a stretch of track often perceived by the public as Metro right-of-way.
Metro would like to extend a huge thank you to its partners for supporting the Union Pacific clean-up activities. The success of this project is definitely a team effort. A special thank you is also extended to Metro’s Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Todd Garner for his tenacity and commitment to provide excellence in service and support.
Metro’s Facilities Contracted Maintenance Services Department continuously works with external public and private stakeholders to improve the overall safety and cleanliness conditions within and adjacent to Metro right-of-way and facilities throughout L.A. County.
With ridership expected to rise as L.A. County reopens this spring, Metro will continue to make sure all riders — existing and those returning — have an enjoyable experience along our system.