Crenshaw Line

Fairview Heights K Line station, Los Angeles

K Line to South L.A. To Open October 7

The line, part of L.A.'s effort to expand its public transit system ahead of the 2028 Summer Olympics, was originally scheduled to open in 2019.

September 26, 2022 - The Source (Metro)

Metro Train Station

Construction Errors Delay Crenshaw Light Rail in Los Angeles

The Crenshaw/LAX line, under construction in Los Angeles and passing through the city of Inglewood to connect the Expo and Green lines, was originally scheduled to open in 2019.

April 21, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Metro Train Station

Preview L.A.'s New Crenshaw Light Rail Line, Opening in 2020

Curbed Los Angeles takes a tour of the Crenshaw Line, currently doing test runs in Los Angeles and Inglewood and expected to open to the public in summer or fall 2020.

December 5, 2019 - Curbed Los Angeles

Long Beach to Los Angeles

Major Temporary Closures Coming to Los Angeles Metro Rail

Metro will close several stretches of the Blue and Green lines as it completes $350 million worth of upgrades and opens the new Crenshaw Line. More than 100,000 daily riders may be inconvenienced.

January 7, 2019 - Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metro Gold LIne

Planned L.A. Crenshaw Line Rollout Prompts Argument

Already delayed, the Crenshaw Line has now sparked debate between stakeholders who favor opposing visions of how the light rail service should link up with the existing Green Line.

December 2, 2018 - The Los Angeles Times

Metro Los Angeles Light Rail

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 - Los Angeles Times

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Coming to Los Angeles in 2047: The Busiest Light Rail Route in the U.S.

An extended Crenshaw Line would cut north-south through the middle of the Los Angeles basin, connecting three rail transit lines and some of the busiest buses in the county. Some don't want to wait 30 years for the plan to come to fruition.

August 1, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

1984 Olympics

Olympic Hopes Move the Finish Line for Los Angeles Rail Plans

The city of Los Angeles is leveraging its hopes as the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Olympics to ramp up rail construction to an "extremely aggressive" timetable.

September 10, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Proposed Rail Station to Provide Future Rail Connection to LAX

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to move forward with a station near LAX, proving they'd made more progress in the last 12 months than in the previous 25 years to bring transit rail to the airport.

June 30, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

L.A. Breaks Ground on New Light Rail Line as Pols Debate Airport Connection

Tuesday was a day of celebration in South L.A. as officials broke ground on the 8.5-mile Crenshaw Line, the newest addition to the region's expanding transit network. But just two days later, politicians resumed bickering over how to connect to LAX.

January 25, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Can a Light Rail Stop Revive the Last African American Business Corridor in L.A.?

After years of discussions, arguments, and pleas, residents of the Leimert Park neighborhood in South Los Angeles won their battle for the creation of a local stop along a new light rail line soon to start construction.

May 24, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Has L.A. Solved Its Most Important Transit Conundrum?

It's one of those news items that makes you ask: "Duh, what took you so long?" Los Angeles World Airports and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority are finally working together to identify how to connect LAX with the city's transit system.

December 20, 2012 - Los Angeles Times

Will a New Rail Line Hurt or Help Crenshaw Boulevard?

In the latest entry in his "Boulevards" series, Christopher Hawthorne reports on the planned light rail line along Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, and how it has caused a rift for some residents who are feeling left out of the revitalization process.

September 22, 2012 - The Los Angeles Times

As Transit Takes Off in LA, Making Sure LAX Doesn't Get Left Behind

A subject that has flummoxed transit advocates and planners in L.A. for decades is how to best connect to the city's largest airport. As planning advances for billions of dollars in transit projects, Yonah Freemark explores how best to make the link.

March 10, 2012 - the transport politic

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