We end our series “Get to Know Your Stations” 2019, highlighting the construction progress of the eight new Crenshaw/LAX Line stations. We will relaunch an updated series in 2020 as we near opening day. This week we bring you the Westchester/Veterans and Aviation/Century Stations!
The Westchester/Veterans Station, holding true to its name, serves the Westchester community andU.S Vets- Inglewood’s veteran housing community just south of the station on Hindry Avenue. The station is 95% done with glass canopy installation, and has achieved over 80% communications system completion. The installation of the communications system included the Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) a self-contained surveillance system, and Public Address (PA) Systems for announcements. The station is in process of completing the station platform’s safety yellow edge pavers and will soon progress into final concrete placement for floor finishing. The station has installed rail road crossing signals and will start the signal systems testing in the next few weeks.
The Aviation/Century Station is a key station to the LAX community as the closest station to LAX before theMetro Airport Connector is completed in 2023, at which point riders will be able to transfer to LAX’sAutomated People Mover. The station has reached 95% glass canopy installation completion, and has reached just over 90% communications systems installation completion. The station will soon move into final concrete placement for floor finishing. Of all eight new stations, this station is the most advanced in elevator installation, with doors now in place, and elevators electric system testing in progress.
Train testing has begun in the southern most segment of the alignment and the Aviation/Century Station was the first station to be tested for train operations clearance. The train was strapped with foam shells on its sides to carefully supervise the clearance of the train as it went through tight-fitting spaces. The distance between train doors and station platform were measured at various points to test clearance and safety compliance.See more of the train testing, including a video!
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project is one of twelve transit projects funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. The project began construction in 2014 and anticipates completion in 2020.
Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Business Solution Center (BSC) provides resources, programs, and support to the small businesses along the Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor. For more information on BSC services, please visit metrobsc.net/crenshaw.