Weekend rail service on the Metro Green Line between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations will be suspended beginning Friday evening and continuing through the fall to allow work to continue to connect Green Line tracks with the new Crenshaw/LAX Line tracks.
During that period, rail service will be suspended every Friday beginning at 9 p.m. and resume the following Monday morning.
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:
— El Segundo;
— Douglas; and
— Redondo Beach.
Regular Green Line rail service will operate between the Norwalk and Crenshaw stations. Regular bus service at all closed stations will be unaffected.
Construction on the rail connection between the Green and the Crenshaw/LAX lines began in January when rail tracks were installed, followed by the installation of overhead power lines. The latest closures will allow Metro to begin testing rail systems software, and the whole process may take more than 10 weekends, according to the transit agency.
The Crenshaw/LAX Line is scheduled to open in 2020. The 8.5-mile light rail line will have eight stations serving the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX areas.
An additional station is 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.
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