Wednesday, April 3, 2024

tunneling is complete on the L.A. Metro’s D Line extension

Two LA Metro trains (an AnsaldoBreda P2250 model and a more recent Kinki Sharyo P3010 model from the late 2010's) on the A line cross near LA Union Station. (Geoff Churchman pic))

from the L.A. Times

After five years of construction and numerous delays, crews have finished tunneling operations for the 9-mile [14.4 km] westward expansion of the Metro D Line, which will stretch from the current terminus in Koreatown to a new Westwood/VA Hospital Station.

The expansion project will add seven Metro stations and a high-speed connection from downtown Los Angeles to the Westside, according to L.A. Metro’s website. Construction of the $9.5-billion project began in 2019.

“As one of L.A.’s busiest areas, the Westside is the region’s second-largest job center,” Metro says on its website. “We are closer than ever to connecting busy areas and improving travel for everyone who lives, works and plays in L.A. County.”

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