LA’s Regional Connector Light Rail Line to Open 16 June

LA Metro has announced that the Regional Connector light rail transit project will officially open to the public on 16 June.

The new 1.9-mile line will allow light rail trains to travel between the L line (Gold) in Little Tokyo to the A (Blue) and E (Expo) lines at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in Downtown LA, thus bridging the gap between existing metro services.

This will provide riders with a seamless journey from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica through the downtown LA core.

The Regional Connector light rail line
The Regional Connector light rail line

The project will also introduce three new underground stations: Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Historic Broadway Station and Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill Station.

Glendale City Council Member and Metro Board Chair Ara J. Najarian said:

“We can finally celebrate! It’s hard to believe that what started out a decade ago with just drawings on a map is now a reality for Los Angeles County residents. Angelenos can now easily travel across LA County and readily reach more Downtown LA locations via Metro Rail.”

The LA Regional Connector project was executed through a contract with Regional Connector Constructors (RCC), a joint venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District and Traylor Brothers, which designed and built the 1.8 billion USD line.

To celebrate its completion, Metro will provide free rides on the entire Metro transit system during the opening weekend.

Metro Board Member and LA Mayor Karen Bass said:

“The Regional Connector brings Los Angeles closer to having the world-class transportation system that Angelenos deserve. With this opening, travelling across the region can be easier and more accessible all while Metro works to make the experience safer, cleaner and more welcoming for today's and future riders. I commend the many community partners, elected leaders and project staff who have made this highly anticipated project a reality.”

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