L.A. Metro Crenshaw-LAX Line updates

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Posted by MikeF90 on Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:11 PM

BS1, please reread the comments on the above blog post.

My point was that Metro and LAWA are handling the bus shuttle situation very poorly. It appears that the Metro shuttle will not be allowed into the airport, and the LAWA G Shuttle will not be extended temporarily to the Hawthorne station. Green Line riders heading to the airport (with luggage) will have to transfer TWICE. AngryAngry

Obviously a bureaucratic p***ing contest where Metro and LAX customers are the big losers.

The 71 day closure does seem excessive just to tie in the new track and reconfigure the signaling system. BTW they extended the Expo line catenary without significant delay.

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Posted by MikeF90 on Monday, January 29, 2018 9:16 PM

The 71 day closure has started as planned. Fortunately, it looks like the shuttle bus issues have been mitigated somewhat. Perhaps I will get to test it myself ......

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Posted by MikeF90 on Friday, February 16, 2018 4:01 PM

Let there be diamonds!

Well, at least crossing diamonds. Some great pictures on the Metro blog showing details of the work being done.

EDIT: Oh, fudge - the forum link was not created so here is the URL: https://thesource.metro.net/2018/02/08/green-line-connection-to-crenshaw-lax-line-making-progress/

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, February 16, 2018 5:53 PM

Gotta love that top-down construction.

Ironic that by far the fastest way between LAX and Union Station is, and will remain after all this work gets done, by Flyaway bus.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Friday, February 16, 2018 6:13 PM

Overmod

Gotta love that top-down construction.

Ironic that by far the fastest way between LAX and Union Station is, and will remain after all this work gets done, by Flyaway bus. 

Amtrak once put me on a van to LAX when the Desert Wind was late and I would not make the Thruway bus between Barstow & Bakersfield. I was instructed to stay on the train to LA and upon arrival in Union Station, I waited for the customer service pople and then was given a voucher for Southwest Airlines to San Jose which was my stopover on the All Aboard Fare. Van flew low down the freeway at 80 + mph and the flight attendent closed the plane's door as I got on. Got to San Jose befoe the original planned route San Joaquin and Thruway would have gotten me there. I didn't look at what fare Amtrak paid. 

 

 

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