WEST HOLLYWOOD—Metro is inviting members of all communities to contribute input regarding the Crenshaw/LAX Northern Extension rail line on Tuesday, October 22 at Plummer Park in West Hollywood from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Northern Extension will allow access from the Crenshaw/LAX rail line into Mid-City, West Hollywood, and the Metro Red Line station at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood.
The West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM), stated that,”The Crenshaw Line Northern Extension will create an important north-south connection from LAX and Inglewood through West Hollywood to Hollywood & Highland, where it will connect with the Red Line. By connecting five Metro Rail lines from the South Bay through the San Fernando Valley, this key project will transform regional mobility. This level of connectivity through the most congested part of Los Angeles is expected to produce the highest ridership of any light rail line in the country with over 90,000 daily boardings and ripple effects across the entire Metro Rail system.”
The line will provide rail transit to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Beverly Center, Hollywood & Highland, Universal Studios and more.
The city of West Hollywood and its coalition partners, WHAM, and the All on Board Coalition have indicated that they are advocating for the Northern Extension to be completed in 2028 to be in time for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics. The original date of completion is 2047.
Metro has released the video ‘Crenshaw Northern Extension – Overview’ on the Metro Los Angeles YouTube Channel highlighting the project. It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/w21PlAUafZU.
Metro will hold four outreach meetings throughout Los Angeles during the remaining weeks of October, including the upcoming meeting in West Hollywood. The outreach meetings will take place on:
- Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood — accessible via West Hollywood Cityline and Metro bus lines 2, 4, 212, and 704, details: www.facebook.com/events/760576281060006/;
- Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, located at 5241 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles — accessible via Metro bus lines 20, 28, 212, 312, 720 and 728;
- Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Virginia Road Elementary School, located at 2925 Virginia Road, Los Angeles — accessible via DASH, Metro Bus lines 37, 38, 210, 710 and 740; and
- Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosewood Avenue Elementary School, located at 503 N. Croft Avenue, Los Angeles — accessible via DASH, West Hollywood Cityline, and Metro bus lines 10, 14, 105 and 705.