Commuters and Metro riders on the Green Line weekends through fall will have a harder journey ahead of them, officials announced earlier this week. Stations between Crenshaw and Redondo Beach will be closed, starting Fridays at 9 p.m. and continuing until Monday morning. This pattern will continue until further notice.
Free Metro bus shuttles will replace rail service and run every 15 minutes between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations. During the service suspension the following stations will not have rail service:
- El Segundo;
- Douglas; and
- Redondo Beach.
These closures will allow workers to connect Green Line rails to the planned Crenshaw/LAX Line, scheduled to open in 2020. The 8.5-mile light rail line will have eight stations serving the Crenshaw, Inglewood, Westchester and LAX areas.
While you can currently catch a shuttle to the Los Angeles International Airport from Union Station, the new Line promises to take travelers straight to the airport, via a $500-million Metro rail station at Aviation/96th, connecting the LAX Automated People Mover. Both the Aviation/96th Station and the people mover are scheduled to open in 2023.