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Old September 15th, 2015, 09:15 PM   #1861
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This is supposed to be the first leg of a corridor going down to Santa Ana and beyond. I'm sure that there's more traffic to be taken in further down.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 09:20 AM   #1862
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This is supposed to be the first leg of a corridor going down to Santa Ana and beyond. I'm sure that there's more traffic to be taken in further down.
Going all the way to the Santa Ana Metrolink station would make lots of sense network-wise. but what about extending it at the other end? I.e. past Union Station. Having the line continue to Dodger stadium, then via, say, Sunset towards East Hollywood and connecting to the Red line?
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Old September 16th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #1863
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That is possible but because it's a $40 billion/40 year deal they can only do so much with the money they have capital construction is a HUGE PIA because the upfront costs don't play well with voters son financing them is a pain. So what you are talking about may happen but not anytime soon.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 12:23 AM   #1864
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Old September 17th, 2015, 01:38 AM   #1865
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Azusa stations to be inaugurated this weekend; still no revenue train service (March 2016 at the earliest)



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Old September 18th, 2015, 08:09 PM   #1866
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Why Glendale is always out of the game when it comes to the subway development or the rail modernization?

It's such a waste for the city itself.
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Old September 19th, 2015, 03:08 AM   #1867
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Going to work yesterday traffic on the 105 was horrible, so I exited an exit before which is Aviation. Columns are up for the connecting portion of the Green line to the Crenshaw line.
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Old September 19th, 2015, 03:31 AM   #1868
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I'm curious what the service pattern will ultimately be once the two lines are linked up and sharing that stretch along Aviation. It would obviously be awesome to have three lines:
  • The extant Green Line from Norwalk to Redondo
  • Crenshaw Line running from Crenshaw/Expo to Redondo
  • A third "L"-shaped line running from Norwalk to LAX then up to Crenshaw/Expo
But do the current corridors have the capacity to interline that way?
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Old September 21st, 2015, 08:29 AM   #1869
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Just what is needed: 34 miles of wandering low-speed light-rail through low density areas that takes you to a node where you can switch to another train to take you somewhere you might actually want to go.

And at the same time you want the feds be give you money to build what is actually needed (Purple, 405, WeHo, etc.) but you don't feel like budgeting for for 30 years.
Maywood is one of the densest cities in America, as are many of its neighbor quite dense and transit dependent. I agree a 405 parallel is far more important but this line is much more important than, say, a Gold Line extension
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Old September 21st, 2015, 05:03 PM   #1870
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What's the status of the Crenshaw Purple Line station? I've heard that it's cancelled now. Seems like a dumb decision.

If it's off the books for now what's the possibility that a station shell could be constructed for future station provisions there?
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 06:59 PM   #1871
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What's the status of the Crenshaw Purple Line station? I've heard that it's cancelled now. Seems like a dumb decision.

If it's off the books for now what's the possibility that a station shell could be constructed for future station provisions there?
yes the Crenshaw station was eliminated
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Old September 24th, 2015, 01:15 AM   #1872
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^will there at least be a Crenshaw station within semi walking distance from a Purple line station (like the North Hollywood station)? I can't see why they can't have that on the table until funds for a single station are secured.
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Old September 24th, 2015, 02:09 PM   #1873
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LA Gold Line extension ready for commissioning
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CONSTRUCTION of the 18.5km light rail extension to Los Angeles' Gold Line from Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena to Azusa has been completed and handed over to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for commissioning

The extension was built by Foothill Transit Constructors, a joint venture of Kiewit and Parsons, and the project was managed by Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (FGLCA)

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Old September 25th, 2015, 03:46 AM   #1874
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Going to work yesterday traffic on the 105 was horrible, so I exited an exit before which is Aviation. Columns are up for the connecting portion of the Green line to the Crenshaw line.
This is where I saw the columns up...as you can see, when they built the infrastructure for the Green Line back in the mid 90's, they left those edges to shoot-off to the north in the future.


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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:39 AM   #1875
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^will there at least be a Crenshaw station within semi walking distance from a Purple line station (like the North Hollywood station)? I can't see why they can't have that on the table until funds for a single station are secured.
No. People will just have to get off at Western and the catch a bus to Crenshaw.
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Old September 25th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #1876
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No. People will just have to get off at Western and the catch a bus to Crenshaw.
I have to say I'm disappointed that Crenshaw didn't want the station. I'd thought that attitudes about the subway had changed since the 80s but it seems not. Their loss. In two or three decades future residents will probably wonder why the subway doesn't stop there.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #1877
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I have to say I'm disappointed that Crenshaw didn't want the station. I'd thought that attitudes about the subway had changed since the 80s but it seems not. Their loss. In two or three decades future residents will probably wonder why the subway doesn't stop there.
Im pretty sure that Crenshaw residents wanted a station. Hancock Park probably didn't but it wasn't opposition that killed the station. It was metro that decided that it wasn't a significant trip generator.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 02:46 AM   #1878
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Im pretty sure that Crenshaw residents wanted a station. Hancock Park probably didn't but it wasn't opposition that killed the station. It was metro that decided that it wasn't a significant trip generator.
Very low density, virtually no retail, office or public buildings and it's not that far between Western and La Brea in any event. Nor is there reason that they will ever need one since its nice sfh's on both sides of Wilshire in that area.

And additional stop would have just slowed down the train for everyone.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 03:02 AM   #1879
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You can see why on Google Earth: it gets awfully single-family-residential between Wilton and Highland.



Good news is, eventually Metro will extend the Crenshaw Line north from its current terminus to join the Purple Line... it will just, ironically enough, get there via anything but Crenshaw Blvd. (Although it might well be known as "The K" by then, at which point even the irony will go away)
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Old September 27th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #1880
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By Donna Littlejohn, San Bernardino County Sun
POSTED: 09/26/15, 9:34 PM PDT

Tears are sure to flow Sunday when the final blast of the Red Car’s E-flat horn sounds off on its final historic runs along the San Pedro waterfront.

A last-minute appeal by county officials and the area’s congresswoman to save at least part of the Harbor Boulevard line was made late this week, bringing a glimmer of hope that a reprieve yet could be in the works.

But it’s only a glimmer.

The Port of Los Angeles is suspending the 1.5-mile line that has run along Harbor Boulevard on weekends for 12 years to make way for future waterfront improvements.

Even if an electric trolley line returns in the future, the boxy, high-riding vintage Red Cars probably won’t be used due to numerous safety and regulatory restrictions and costs associated with running them.

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