The Airport Metro Connector at 96th Street is where Metro rail and the People Mover will meet
With the opening date for the Crenshaw/LAX Line just around the corner, we’re getting a glimpse of the station that will eventually connect the new line to Los Angeles International Airport via an automated people mover.
New renderings for the project appear on the agenda for Metro’s construction committee meeting on Thursday. The station is shown as a light-filled space with natural light, a wide platform for catching Metro rail, and a spacious mezzanine connecting travelers to wherever they need to go.
The Green and Crenshaw/LAX lines will meet here, sharing a single train platform. A bus plaza on site will have space for 32 buses to load and unload. The station will also have a passenger drop-off and pick-up area and a bike hub.
Though this station would connect to the Crenshaw/LAX Line—which Metro aims to open by 2019— it’s a separate project, and will have a different timeline for completion.
Metro documents show an updated schedule for the opening of the Airport Metro Connector: in the spring or summer of 2023, “in coordination with” the opening of the people mover. (A proposition on the November 6 ballot could potentially push that timeline back.)
The renderings for the project were first posted by Urbanize LA.
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