Monday July 08, 2019
Rail service suspension has been scheduled to begin every Friday at 9 p.m., with rail service resuming at the beginning of service every Monday morning until work is completed.
Free Metro bus shuttles will replace rail service and run every 15 minutes between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations. During the service suspension the following stations will not have rail service: Hawthorne/Lennox, Aviation/LAX, Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas and Redondo Beach.
Regular Green Line rail service will remain between Norwalk and Crenshaw stations, where passengers will transfer to buses to continue their trip. Regular bus service at all closed stations will remain the same as usual.
The rail connection between the Green and the Crenshaw/LAX lines began construction last January when rail tracks were installed, followed by the installation of overhead power lines. The closures will allow Metro to begin testing rail systems software. The whole process may take more than 10 weekends.
Metro thanks riders for their patience as the agency prepares to open the Crenshaw/LAX Line in 2020. The Crenshaw/LAX Line is an 8.5-mile light rail line with eight new stations serving the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX communities. An additional station is currently under construction at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street where Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line riders will be able to transfer to the LAX Automated People Mover to access airport terminals. Both the Aviation/96th Station and the people mover are scheduled to open in 2023.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.