Green Line service between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations will be suspended for two weeks, beginning Friday, to complete and activate the connection with the future Crenshaw/LAX light rail line, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday.
The stations that will not have rail service are Hawthorne/Lennox, Aviation/LAX, Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas and Redondo Beach. Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 20, according to Metro.
Metro bus shuttles will replace rail service between the Crenshaw station and Redondo Beach station and all stations in between. Regular Green Line service will remain between the Norwalk and Crenshaw stations, where passengers will transfer to buses to continue their trip.
Shuttle buses will run every six minutes during weekday peak periods and every 15 minutes during midday hours and weekends, according to Metro, which recommends that passengers allow extra time for their commutes.
Metro staff will be on hand to assist riders at all Green Line stations where bus shuttles will be running.
For those traveling to Los Angeles International Airport, the LAX Shuttle G will operate from its usual stop at the Aviation/LAX Station, which will be reachable via the bus shuttles. Other transit options to LAX include Metro Bus Lines 102, 111, 117 or 232.
The LAX City Bus Center is also served by Beach Cities Transit 109, Torrance Transit 8, Culver City 6, Rapid 6 and Big Blue Bus 3, Rapid 3. Upon arrival at the LAX City Bus Center, transfer to the free LAX Shuttle which serves all airline terminals.
Metro Bus and municipal operators will continue servicing the six stations to be closed during the two weeks of work.
— Crenshaw Station: Metro Local 126, 207, 210; Metro Rapid 710, 757, Torrance Transit 5, Torrance Transit 10.;
— Hawthorne/Lennox Station: Metro Local 40, 126, 212, 312, 442; Metro Rapid 740 and Link Lennox Shuttle;
— Aviation/LAX Station: Metro Bus lines 120, 625. Santa Monica Big Blue Bus 3, BBB Rapid 3, Beach City Transit 109, Culver City Bus 6, Culver City Rapid 6, Gardena Transit 5 and Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Commuter Express 438 and LAX G-Shuttle;
— Mariposa Station: Metro Bus line 232 and Torrance Transit 8;
— El Segundo Station: LADOT Commuter Express 574 and Torrance Transit 8;
— Douglas Station: Metro Bus line 125, Beach City Transit 109 and Amtrak California Throughway; and
— Redondo Beach Station: Metro Bus lines 126 and 211, Beach City Transit 102, LADOT Commuter Express 438 and 574, Gardena Transit 1X and Lawndale Beat Residential Express routes.
The 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is a $2.058 billion light rail line that will run between the Expo Line and the Green Line, with eight new stations to serve the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX areas. The Measure R-funded project is slated to open in mid-2020.
In other Green Line news, Gov. Jerry Brown joined local elected officials in May to ceremonially mark the start of construction on a 4.6-mile extension of the Green Line from Redondo Beach to Torrance.