LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority reported Thursday that a renovation project on its oldest light rail line is nearly complete, and the Blue Line will reopen next month with a new name.
Following a 10-month, $350 million renovation project, The Blue Line — which starts in Long Beach and runs north through Compton and Watts, ending in downtown L.A. — will fully reopen as the A-Line beginning Nov. 2, Metro announced.READ MORE: Residents Call For Change Following Death Of ER Nurse Sandra Shells
The Blue Line has been intermittently closed since January so that crews could replace old tracks and overhead power lines, install new switches and repaint stations.READ MORE: LeBron Scores 25 As Lakers End Three-Game Skid, Beat Jazz, 101-95
From January to May, the southern portion of the Blue Line was shut down between Long Beach and Watts. From June to the present, the northern half was shut down from Compton to downtown L.A.
Buses have been shuttling passengers between the closed stations during this time.MORE NEWS: Rams Fans Flood The Stands For First Ever Playoff Game At SoFi Stadium
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