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Old March 9th, 2015, 06:54 AM   #1561
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Old March 10th, 2015, 06:46 AM   #1562
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Eastside rail study released



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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:00 PM   #1563
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:40 AM   #1564
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:52 AM   #1565
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The trains have to wait at traffic lights. Brilliant!
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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:06 PM   #1566
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Yeah, they need to change that. It is something that is possible to change without any expensive rebuilds or anything like that - so just do it.

I wouldn't be surprised if they're already working on it.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 04:52 PM   #1567
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Yeah, they need to change that. It is something that is possible to change without any expensive rebuilds or anything like that - so just do it.

I wouldn't be surprised if they're already working on it.
They always planned to, but the traffic engineers haven't warmed up to it, yet. It will take some more time.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 07:45 AM   #1568
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http://urbanize.la/post/arts-distric...on-still-alive

Metro still kicking around plans for new infill stations at 1st and 6th Streets in the Arts District.

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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #1569
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needs to be done asap. Its so obviously a great idea and can be done really cheaply. Do it now Metro
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #1570
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For which line?

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needs to be done asap. Its so obviously a great idea and can be done really cheaply. Do it now Metro
Which idea? The Expo re-timing or the in-fill stations?
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #1571
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For which line?
For both subway lines - Red and Purple
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Old March 19th, 2015, 07:32 AM   #1572
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Which idea? The Expo re-timing or the in-fill stations?
I meant it for the arts district stations , but it applies to both honestly
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Old March 24th, 2015, 10:00 AM   #1573
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Old March 27th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #1574
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1980's RENDERINGS FOR METRO

WILSHIRE/CRENSHAW


The Wilshire/La Brea station was at one point just a station, and then a massive subterranean joint development.





The Wilshire/Fairfax stop would have gone across Wilshire from LACMA.




Another spectacular joint development-and-station was lost at Hollywood/Cahuenga. Today, the corner is home to Greco's pizzeria and a check cashing joint.




There were also some more fanciful plans, such as an aerial alignment through Hollywood.






A few years later, with the Wilshire line still in their sights, the SCRTD dreamed up plans for more aerial alignment that would have made stops at Wilshire/La Brea...




and Wilshire/Fairfax.





Curbed LA
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Old March 29th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #1575
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LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

The Metro Expo Line train was heading east toward downtown shortly before 11 a.m. when authorities said it appeared the car's 21-year-old driver didn't see it and tried to make a left turn across the tracks from a major thoroughfare.

The car, a silver Hyundai, was all but demolished. The first two of the train's four cars slightly derailed, but they remained upright.

"We had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver, and we transported him to a local hospital. He was in extremely critical condition," fire Capt. Daniel Curry said at the scene.

The train's operator was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but his condition has improved, Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo said.

Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries, mainly cuts and bruises. "They were all able to walk off the train," Curry said.

Eight were taken to hospitals, and the others were released.

The cause of the crash was under investigation. But Metro supervisor Diljiat Sandhu said it appeared that the car's driver was attempting to turn left at a grade crossing and didn't see the approaching train. What was left of the vehicle was still partly wedged onto the tracks Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred in an area where Metro trains travel down the middle of Los Angeles' Exposition Boulevard, with cars traveling east or west on either side. The passenger cars are covered with a bold black-and-yellow warning sign that reads: "Heads Up! Watch For Trains."

On the north side of the boulevard is the USC campus, and on the south side is an entrance to Los Angeles' Museum of Natural History. It appeared the driver attempted to cross at a small side street that dead-ends at a campus parking lot, officials said.

Police shut down several blocks of Exposition Boulevard while Metro worked to remove the train. Because the wreck was between two stations, passengers were asked to walk from one station to the next to continue their westbound or downtown-bound ride.

The agency hoped to have the full line opened by Saturday evening, Ubaldo said.

An estimated 90,000 people were expected to attend a sold-out soccer game at the nearby Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night. Ubaldo said that if service wasn't restored in time to get riders there, shuttle buses would transport them from stations on either side of the venue.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 04:08 PM   #1576
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The rail is light but the train is not light. This is quite special.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 09:47 PM   #1577
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The car made a turn right into the tracks, head on.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #1578
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So the car was at fault and yet the headline hints that the light rail is at fault. The most ironic thing is what is written on the side of the train...
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Old March 29th, 2015, 10:09 PM   #1579
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Well you can't say car derails train, as the train was heavier than the car.
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Well you can't say car derails train, as the train was heavier than the car.
Well, I believe you can. It doesn't matter about how heavy it is, the car was the thing in the wrong, and therefore it should be implicated as the cause for derailment. A headline like "Careless manoeuvre by car causes derailment" or something similar would be far more accurate than what was written. It's all about public perception to the accident, and to me it's more important for driver education to put the blame on the car driver and make the onus on them to take care rather than the light rail. Just my two cents, though.
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