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Old November 12th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #1981
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Metrolink extension from Riverside, CA to Perris, CA opens 2015.12.28 (ceremonial ribbon-cutting 2015.12.11)

http://www.pe.com/articles/perris-785212-new-line.html
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Old November 20th, 2015, 04:44 AM   #1982
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New Look at the LAX People Mover Set to Be Finished in 2023





The mega-overhaul of LAX's nightmare transportation situation, set to dramatically change the way we come and go from the airport, was outlined last year, with plans for a consolidated rental car center, a people mover train that would connect travelers with the rental car center as well as the Crenshaw Line light rail, and new pick-up and drop-off areas. The Landside Access Modernization Program has now started its environmental review process (due to be complete by late 2016) and the pricetag's gone up to $5 billion (from $4 billion last year), but the whole program is going strong in the direction of actually becoming a timely reality, perhaps even opening in time for a theoretical 2024 Olympics, according to a new release from Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX.

A presentation given today to the LAWA Board of Airport Commissioners today offered some updated renderings of the Automated People Mover, which will have six stations along its 2.25-mile route connecting it to light rail, the rental car center, and pick-up/drop-off areas. Construction is expected to start in 2017 and be finished in 2023; Mayor Eric Garcetti has "tasked" LAWA with delivering a completed LAMP "no later than 2023."

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Old November 20th, 2015, 05:17 AM   #1983
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I guess it will always just be a landside transportation service. Even if you added some kind of TSA checkpoint concourse in the future, you'd have to go further from your gate to the people mover station than you actually ride the people mover to the next station.

It's too bad they couldn't have built an airside people mover loop.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #1984
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It's too bad they couldn't have built an airside people mover loop.
But an airside loop wouldn't resolve the traffic issues as it would only take passengers from terminal to terminal rather than terminal to service and vice versa. I think LAX just need to make transfers more seamless instead of forcing people to collect and recheck their bags again.

I think another option would've been the curbside loop (and "scissor"), but there was apparently too little space for the tracks to curve near the TBIT.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 02:53 AM   #1985
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I thought of a loop people mover, but I now reconsider. This is going to be faster. Who says people don't walk in LA?

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Old November 30th, 2015, 05:40 PM   #1986
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Little Tokyo/Arts District Station reopens with modified south entrance
NOVEMBER 23, 2015











This past weekend, major track relocation and tunneling work on the Gold Line in the Little Tokyo area began for the Regional Connector project. The Gold Line tracks will eventually be moved from the middle of 1st Street to the north side in order to build the new tunnel entrance for the tracks in the middle of the street.

Construction work will continue in the area with a 3-month station closure starting Friday, Dec. 4. In the meantime, trains have resumed service to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Please note that the south entrance to the station will remain closed.

And here’s what you need to know for the next station closure:
  • From Friday, Dec. 4 starting at 9 p.m. through February 2016: bus shuttles will replace Gold Line train service between Union Station and Pico/Aliso Station. Bus shuttles will operate every six minutes during weekday peak periods and every 10 minutes midday, evening, nights and weekends. The trip between Union Station and Pico/Aliso Station is expected to take about 15 minutes. There will be Metro staff on hand to help customers navigate the shuttle as well as station signage in place
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Old December 8th, 2015, 12:50 AM   #1987
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http://www.ipernity.com/doc/expo-line/40531930

Great shots by EXPO LINE FAN!
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Old December 8th, 2015, 04:21 PM   #1988
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Just curious, are they going to enclose the ROW, or will it remain as it is in the link, above?

*Specifically, where it runs in the middle of the street.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 04:58 PM   #1989
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Just curious, are they going to enclose the ROW, or will it remain as it is in the link, above?

*Specifically, where it runs in the middle of the street.
Judging by the appearance (no visible space or provision for barriers), and the fact that test trains are already running, I'd say that this is how it will look.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:44 PM   #1990
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Just curious, are they going to enclose the ROW, or will it remain as it is in the link, above?

*Specifically, where it runs in the middle of the street.
They have already completed clearance testing....so I don't think they're going to place any dividers.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:59 PM   #1991
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Eesh, well I can't possibly foresee what will go wrong with that! :Picard:
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Old December 11th, 2015, 04:02 AM   #1992
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Other lines such as the Blue and Gold have similar design. They have a small "bump".







Unlike the "free ranging" Red Cars of yesteryear...

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Old December 13th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #1993
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Testing in Santa Monica.

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Old December 14th, 2015, 03:53 AM   #1994
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Thats a very slow acceleration out of that station..
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Old December 16th, 2015, 05:32 PM   #1995
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Metrolink extension from Riverside, CA to Perris, CA opens 2015.12.28 (ceremonial ribbon-cutting 2015.12.11)

http://www.pe.com/articles/perris-785212-new-line.html
This has been delayed to "early 2016."

http://www.metrolinktrains.com/agenc...is_Valley_Line

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Old December 17th, 2015, 03:38 AM   #1996
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Other lines such as the Blue and Gold have similar design. They have a small "bump". Unlike the "free ranging" Red Cars of yesteryear...
Oh, thanks for pointing that out. I've actually only ridden the Expo Line, and it does indeed have fences along the ROW near certain areas (e.g. USC), so I was just curious.
I much prefer it not having these barriers.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 07:51 AM   #1997
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I'm curious as to why you guys think LA transit is suffering from fairly significant ridership declines over the past couple years. Buses, LRT, and subway have all been experiencing declines despite new lines being opened.

I thought it could be gas prices falling but other West Coast cities like SF,SD, and Seattle still have growing ridership especially on their LRT/Metro lines.

What is it that's causing such ridership loses in a time of huge expansion?
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Its just this year that ridership has seen a decline.... Uber , Lyft probably have something to do with it...along with dropping gas prices...
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Old December 19th, 2015, 11:33 PM   #2000
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I love the California Mission style.

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Thats a very slow acceleration out of that station..
Testing.

BTW folks, I read yesterday that construction of the Purple Line sub to SM started officially.
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