Crenshaw Line Light Rail Delayed in Los Angeles

Construction of the Crenshaw Line in Los Angeles will go later than expected. Metro now expects the light rail line to open in 2020.
November 26, 2018, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Metro Crenshaw Line will eventually intersect with the Exposition Line at its northern end.

"A $2-billion light-rail line that will add a key north-south connection to Los Angeles County’s growing transit network is facing several construction problems and will not open next year," reports Laura Nelson.

"Tunneling and track construction along the 8.5-mile Crenshaw Line through South Los Angeles has gone quickly, officials said, but crews have fallen behind schedule on electrical work, the connection to the Green Line, and improvements to sidewalks and gas lines in areas where the train will run at street level," adds Nelson.

The Crenshaw Line is now expected to be ready for testing at the end of 2019, with an opening date sometime in summer of 2020. The news about the delay of the Crenshaw Line follows shortly after bad news about the delivery of the extension of the Gold Line in the San Gabriel Valley announced earlier this month.

The article includes more details about the planning of the Crenshaw Line and the neighborhoods that will be served by the new light rail line.

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Published on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles Times
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