Service Advisory: C Line overhead power replacement project set to begin this Saturday, August 12

UPDATE: Starting Monday, September 25, for a period of approximately two months, the C Line will run every 10 minutes between Norwalk Station and Aviation/LAX Station during daytimes. Trains between Aviation/LAX and Redondo Beach will run every 20 minutes — i.e. every other train.

Westbound C Line Riders should look at the head sign on the front of  to determine if the destination is Aviation/LAX or Redondo Beach.  

 At night and early mornings, 20-minute service will operate along the full C Line between Norwalk Station and Redondo Beach Station.

Heads up, C Line riders: Metro will intermittently suspend service and close select stations as we begin long-term overhead power line upgrades Saturday, August 12, through Sunday, September 24. The project is especially significant as C Line approaches its 30-year anniversary.  

To perform the work, train service will be interrupted in phases on the western segment of the line between Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach Station. The first series of station closures will take place in separate phases as follows: 

  • Sat, Aug 12, start of service through Sat, Aug 19: bus shuttles replace rail service between Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach stations 
  • Sun, Aug 20, through Sun, Sep 24: bus shuttles replace service between Aviation/LAX and Redondo Beach 

Metro personnel will be on hand to assist at all stations impacted by the work. Regular C Line service will resume at the beginning of service on Mon, Sep. 25. 

A second stage of closures on the eastern portion of the line will happen at a later date and take place between the Long Beach and Norwalk stations. The three stations that will be affected are Norwalk, Lakewood and Long Beach. 

The third stage of closures in the middle of the line will take place between the Hawthorne/Lennox and Long Beach stations. The seven affected stations will be Hawthorne/Lennox, Crenshaw, Vermont/Athens, Harbor Freeway, Avalon, Willowbrook/Rosa Parks and Long Beach. 

Dates for all future upgrades will be announced in advance of the work. Metro thanks its passengers for their patience in advance for any inconvenience. 

The power line upgrade project is part of Metro’s State of Good Repair Program, which seeks to keep existing and future transit assets in good working order while upgrading the overall transit system. Work will allow Metro to conduct maintenance and repair work at all closed stations and along tracks. Customer experience and safety improvements will also be made to lighting, signage, PA systems, cameras and passenger/emergency telephones. 

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6 replies

  1. They also need to work on Elevator, Excelsior clean them up please !!” Very nasty and smell bad.

  2. I would have thought this work was done when the C/K Line connection work was done several years ago, and the C Line was shut down accordingly. At least the work is being done now to not affect the connection, but still annoying.

  3. Will there be any sound deadening panels installed on the 105 Fwy median stations? That’s what will truly enhance customer experience.

    Will the electrical work enable eventual 3-car service on the entire C line?