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Metro to reopen five Green Line stations April 1 after connecting tracks with future Crenshaw/LAX Line

Friday March 30, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced today that the five Green Line stations closed to connect with the future Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line will reopen to the public on Sunday, April 1.

The stations to reopen are Aviation/LAX, Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas and Redondo Beach. Trains will resume service at the beginning of regular service on the morning of Sunday, April 1. The work was completed in 65 days, six days ahead of schedule.

“Connecting the Green Line with the Crenshaw/LAX Line marks another big step in the expansion of Metro’s transit network,” said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti. “I thank all our Green Line riders for their patience as we completed this critical work to improve transit in Los Angeles.”

During the closure, new switches and other infrastructure were installed that will allow trains to move between the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line. State of Good Repair work was also performed on the Green Line. 

“Work on the Green Line is almost complete and service is coming back ahead of schedule,” said L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Janice Hahn. “We are working hard to build a connected county-wide transportation system for the 21st century that takes you where you want to go easier and quicker than ever before. I want to thank Green Line riders for their patience and loyalty to Metro through these important construction projects.”

After the stations reopen, the temporary bus service from the Hawthorne/Lennox Station will return to the Aviation/LAX Station, including the LAX G Shuttle, the Big Blue Bus, the LMU Shuttle and Metro Bus Line 625. If connecting to other bus service — such as Culver City Bus — please check their current schedules. The temporary free bus shuttle from Hawthorne/Lennox to all the five closed station will be suspended.

“Metro staff worked tirelessly to complete the junction of the Green Line and Crenshaw/LAX Line and advance the State of Good Repair program on the Green Line — two critical elements in improving our system for the benefit of our daily riders,” said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “Providing connectivity and providing trust in our service is also the cornerstone of a first-class transit system.”

Metro will welcome back Green Line riders during the morning rush hour on Monday, April 2, with small tokens of appreciation at all five stations.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is an 8.5-mile light-rail line with eight new stations serving the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood and the LAX communities. The line is scheduled to open in fall 2019. An additional station will be built at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street where Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line riders will be able to transfer to the new Automated People Mover and to the LAX terminals that will be built by Los Angeles World Airports.

About Metro

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.

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