A key component of the Regional Connector Transit project is the relocation of the Little Tokyo/Arts District station and the building of the Alameda Tunnel Box along Alameda St between 1st St and the 101 Santa Ana Freeway.
Location: Central Los Angeles
Type: Better Transit
Forecasted Opening: 2022
Starting October 24th, 2020 through Fall 2022, the Regional Connector’s work will permanently close the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. A free bus shuttle will replace the L Line (Gold) service during the 22-month service interruption. Shuttles will serve Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District and Pico/Aliso stations in both directions.
As part of the final construction, the tracks from East LA and Azusa will both be connected to the tunnel. The current Little Tokyo/Arts District street-level station will be demolished and replaced by a new underground station. These updates are the beginning of greater connectivity for all Angelenos. The A, E and L Lines are scheduled to begin using the new tunnels in late 2022.
We’re building three new underground stations in downtown LA. While the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station is closed and being rebuilt to complete this milestone, the L Line (Gold) Bus Shuttle is in operation through Fall 2022.