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Media Advisory: Photo Opportunity/Media Availability

Tuesday October 30, 2018

First Metro Rail Cars Being Delivered to New Rail Yard for Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Project

What:

Metro will be moving the first four light-rail cars into the new Southwestern Yard (SWY) near LAX on November 3 to begin testing tracks and other equipment. Three Kinkisharyo P3010 and one Siemens P2000 train vehicles will travel at night from the Green Line Hawthorne Yard to the new yard.

Two special ‘hi-rail’ vehicles will push and pull the rail cars. They are expected to arrive at the SWY Division 16 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The rail yard will consist of a main shop, rail vehicle (similar to a carwash), cleaning platform, material storage building, wheel truing shop and a paint and body shop building. The yard includes provisions for future build out as the vehicle fleet increases in size. The facility will have capacity to store 70-light-rail vehicles.

When:

Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where:

Southwestern Rail Yard
5740 W. Arbor Vitae St.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Who:

Anthony Crump, Director Construction Relations Tony Davis, Senior Construction Inspector

Visuals:

News media will be able to film trains as they enter the rail yard. Metro officials will be available to respond to questions related to the Southwestern Yard, which is expected to be completed in early 2019.

Editor's Notes:

Since the location is still an active construction site, news media representatives are asked to wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and boots (steel toe boots not required). Persons with skirts, high-heels or shorts won’t be allow access to the SWY. Metro will provide hard-hats, safety vest and safety googles. To RSVP contact Jose Ubaldo at (213) 922-3087 or e-mail: ubaldoj@metro.net.