Major Infrastructure Projects

Learn about Major Infrastructure Projects for Metro Investor Relations, including Crenshaw/LAX Project, Purple Line Subway Extension, and Regional Connector.

Crenshaw/LAX Project

The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line will extend from the existing Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards. The Line will travel 8.5 miles to the Metro Green Line and will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo; and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. The new Metro Rail extension will offer an alternative transportation option to congested roadways and provide significant environmental benefits, economic development and employment opportunities throughout Los Angeles County. Riders will be able to make easy connections within the entire Metro Rail system, municipal bus lines and other regional transportation services.

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Purple Line Subway Extension

One of Metro’s priority projects, the Purple Line Extension is a critically important rail project that will provide a high-capacity, high-speed and dependable alternative for commuters to travel between downtown Los Angeles, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and Westwood, where stations will be near UCLA and the VA Hospital.

From the current terminus at Wilshire/Western, the Purple Line Extension will extend westward for about nine miles and add seven new stations providing easy access to the Westside, our region’s second-largest job center. Travel time between downtown Los Angeles and Westwood is expected to be about 25 minutes.

The project is being built in three sections. The first section between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega is now under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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Regional Connector

The Metro Regional Connector Project extends from the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to transfer to Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines, bypassing Union Station.  The 1.9-mile alignment will serve Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Civic Center, The Historic Core, Broadway, Grand Av, Bunker Hill, Flower St and the Financial District.

This new Metro Rail extension will also provide a one-seat ride for travel across Los Angeles County.  From the Metro Gold Line, passengers will be able to travel from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without transferring lines.

The Regional Connector will improve access to both local and regional destinations by providing continuous thru service between these lines and providing connectors to other rail lines via the 7th St/Metro Center Station.

The new Metro Rail extension will offer an alternative transportation option to congested roadways and provide significant environmental benefits, economic development, and employment opportunities throughout Los Angeles County.

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Gold Line Foothill Extension

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension has extended the existing Gold Line east from Pasadena. The first phase now travels more than 11 miles from Sierra Madre Villa Station to Azusa.  The second phase of the Gold Line Foothill Extension will continue the line for 12 miles east from Azusa to Montclair.  For more information click here.

Patsaouras Plaza Busway

A new transit busway station for the Metro Silver Line and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway. The design will place the busway south of Patsaouras Transit Plaza, in the median of the El Monte Busway next to US-101. The new busway station will allow buses travelling in both directions to serve Union Station with a minimum delay for passengers traveling to other destinations.

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Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility

Metro is currently developing a  maintenance and administrative facility for light rail vehicles (LRV) servicing the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and the Metro Green Line.  The Southwestern Yard, Located near Los Angeles International Airport, will be a 115,650 square foot facility after construction is complete.  The Southwestern Yard has the capacity to store 70 light rail vehicles and will consist of a main shop, a washing facility, a cleaning platform, a material storage building and a wheel truing shop.  The facility can be expanded as Metro grows.

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