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#1 KevinKorell

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:09 PM

KCET-TV, Channel 28 in Burbank, CA, 11/13/13:

One of Metro's highly anticipated metro rail projects is the South Bay Green Line Extension. The Green Line's current western terminus is Redondo Beach Station, located on the edge of Hawthorne and Redondo Beach's North Redondo Beach section. If all goes according to plan -- and there's little to believe that it won't -- the Green Line will be extended further southeast along the old Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor right-of-way, into the small city of Lawndale, through northern portions of Redondo Beach, and finally on down to Torrance's planned Transit Center.


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While this extension of light rail to growing residential, retail, and employment centers is surely welcome, this may not be called the Green Line. Operating schemes that have been published before show an operational change between the Green and Crenshaw Lines once the latter comes online. The existing Green Line would begin westbound at Norwalk as it does now, but it would turn north onto the new Crenshaw Line to stop closer to LAX International Airport. The new Crenshaw Line, going south, after stopping near LAX International Airport, would turn west onto the existing Green Line and take over the remaining existing stops. It therefore would be what is extended beyond the current Redondo Beach terminus to Torrance.

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:15 AM

 

 

Could a new light rail line connect Torrance with the NFL stadium in Inglewood?

 

A proposal to study the feasibility of building a light-rail line that would extend from Inglewood’s NFL stadium into the South Bay — and possibly end in Torrance — will be discussed today by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:06 AM

Curbed Los Angeles, 10/9/17:

 


 

Metro looking at options to push the Green Line deeper into the South Bay

 

 

For years, Metro’s had a plan to send the Green Line deeper into the South Bay, to a new Torrance transit center. Now fortified by the voter-approved Measure M sales tax increase for transportation projects, Metro has decided to crank up the heat on the project and consider some new route options, Urbanize LA says.

 

The 4.6-mile extension of the light rail line, which currently ends at the northern border of Redondo Beach, would allow riders to connect to LAX via the future automated people mover at 96th Street Station.

 

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As far as I know, what I said in the parent note of this thread above 4 years ago still holds.  It won't be the Green Line extended to Torrance, but rather an extension of the Crenshaw Line, since the Green Line would be terminating adjacent to LAX Airport.



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:47 AM

Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA, 10/15/17:

 


 

Could light rail through South Bay be built in time for 2028 Olympics? Stay tuned

 

Proponents of a long-dormant 4.6-mile light rail extension that would slice through the South Bay to Torrance are attempting to find the money and commitment to finish the project by 2028, when Southern California will host the Summer Olympics.

 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

This thread is the first time I have ever seen the term "South Bay" in connection with the Los Angeles area.  It is, however, a common moniker for the San Jose environs.  A bit confusing.  :huh:   Sloan



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:32 AM

This thread is the first time I have ever seen the term "South Bay" in connection with the Los Angeles area.  It is, however, a common moniker for the San Jose environs.  A bit confusing.  :huh:   Sloan

 
Sloan,

 

The difference is that the San Jose environs are in the South Bay Area (key word Area, with the bay of course being San Francisco Bay) while the reference to the area south of LAX Airport is simply South Bay, with the bay being Santa Monica Bay. Here is the Wikipedia version of what the L.A. South Bay is. By this definition, the existing Metro Green Line stations between El Segundo and Redondo Beach are within the South Bay already, and the Torrance extension will be as well.

 

That said, I think they also refer to this as the South Bay Extension to differentiate it from another discussed extension on the other end of the Metro Green Line, which currently dead ends in Norwalk adjacent to a freeway interchange (I-105/I-605).  The extension would take it east logically to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station to make connections with Metrolink's Orange County Line and 91-Perris Valley Line.



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