All of L.A.'s Rail Lines Will Get New Names
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to change the naming convention for the region's rail and bus rapid transit system—now named mostly for colors—to letters of the alphabet.
Ryan Fonseca reports on the decision to change the names of the rail lines:
The decision came after the agency's leadership said the current names for its rail and bus lines are "inconsistent" and make them difficult to navigate. Plus, Metro has run out of primary and secondary colors to use. So as it opens new lines, a color-only system would mean adding shades of colors, which could easily confuse riders.
Metro also released a concept map of how the rail system will look in 2022, with new lines added and the complete naming convention in place. The Blue Line will become the A Line as soon as May, after the line reopens from an upgrade project.