As the Blue Line approaches completion of its eight-month closure and prepares to unveil “The New Blue,” Metro Los Angeles has announced its key light rail line with be fully functional by late October.
“Thank you for your patience as we enter the home stretch of the ‘New Blue Improvements Project,'” Anna Chen of Metro stated in a public release. “The Blue Line will fully reopen in late October 2019 with new digital screens, signage, tracks, system wiring, artwork and more.”
According to Chen, construction along the northern segment—stretching from the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station near Watts to the 7th/Metro station in Downtown Los Angeles—has proven more complicated, with four times as much work done in the southern portion of the project. This has led to “more extensive system testing.”
The reopening of the line will include a community celebration and free rides, though details about those benefits have yet to be finalized.
“Details on those events will arrive within the coming weeks,” Chen said.
To view the breakdown of the expenditure plan for the “New Blue,” click here.
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