Metro Begins Overhead Power Replacement Project This Weekend

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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L.A. Metro

LOS ANGELES – Starting August 12th, the Metro will suspend service in order to begin the first phase of its overhead power line upgrades.

The Metro will start its C Line overhead power replacement project this weekend on August 12th. In a release on its site, The Source, the Metro announced it will suspend service and close a few stations for the project. 

The upgrades are part of its State of Good Repair program, which is put in place to maintain the overall transit system. The program will allow the Metro “to conduct maintenance and repair work at all closed stations and along tracks. Customer experience and safety improvements will also be made to lighting, signage, PA systems, cameras, and passenger/emergency telephones.”

The service will be halted in different phases “on the western segment of the line between Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach Station.” The first phase will run from August 12th to August 19th with an alternative bus service running from Hawthorne/Lennox to Redondo Beach. The second phase will follow soon after from August 20th and run until September 24th between Aviation/LAX and Redondo Beach. The Source also stated that more closures affecting the Long Beach and Norwalk stations would occur in the future. 

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