We’re getting a look at the most up-to-date plans for the future Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Station, with new renderings showing how it will connect travelers to the congested Los Angeles International Airport.
The new renderings, which appear on the agenda for Metro’s construction committee meeting later this week, are part of a “quarterly status update” for the 96th Street Station. These progress-report renderings show there’s “a lot of work still to be done,” says The Source.
The station will allow for Green and Crenshaw/LAX Line passengers, as well as people in cars and on buses and bikes, to connect to a “people mover,” a driverless train that will ferry travelers to the airport’s terminals.
It will be built near Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street, with drop-off and pick-up areas, a bus plaza, a bike hub, and platforms for the light rail trains that use the station.
Though this station would connect to the Crenshaw/LAX Line, it’s a separate project, and will have a different timeline for completion.
Construction on the Crenshaw/LAX Line is already well underway; it’s due to finish in 2019. This station is scheduled to break ground sometime in 2018 or 2019 and wrap up between 2021 and 2023.
The automated people mover train is supposed to be complete in 2023, so the whole undertaking could be up and running in the event that Los Angeles hosts the Olympics.
Light rail platforms in the station.
- Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station: Project Update [Metro]
- Fresh renderings: transit station that will serve LAX and new people mover [The Source]
- Here are new renderings of the LAX designed to be a lot less congested [Curbed LA]