Service will be suspended in phases to replace the light rail power lines between Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach Stations
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will suspend service and close selected Metro C Line (Green) stations as it begins the long-term replacement of its light rail power lines beginning Saturday, Aug. 12 to the early hours of Monday, Sept. 25. The ongoing replacement of overhead power lines is needed as the light rail line approaches 30 years of service.
Metro will provide a free shuttle bus service to replace suspended rail service at all closed stations, including Aviation/LAX, Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas, and Redondo Beach. Metro recommends that C Line riders allow approximately 10 to 30 minutes of extra travel time when using shuttle buses between affected stations. Travel times will vary depending on the time of day and patron destinations.
The first series of station closures will take place in separate phases:
- Stations between Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach will be closed from the beginning of service on Saturday, Aug. 12 until the close of service on Saturday, Aug. 19.
- Stations between Aviation/LAX and Redondo Beach will be closed from the beginning of service on Sunday, Aug. 20 until the beginning of service on Monday, Sept. 25.
Metro Ambassadors will be available to assist patrons at the key transfer stations and board shuttle buses as well as to provide other wayfinding assistance.
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.
With the absence of train traffic during these times, Metro will perform more intensive cleaning on the stations, including painting, weed removal and several other tasks to ensure these transit facilities remain in good condition for riders.
Dates for all future work will be announced in advance. Upgrades are expected to take several years to complete.
Maintenance of its rail lines is a critical Metro priority and will ensure rail customers have a safe and reliable trip. Metro thanks its passengers for their patience during these power line upgrades and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience.
For the latest information on service impacts call (323) GO-METRO. For additional information on Metro services, visit metro.net.
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