GATEWAY WELCOMES NEW SITE ON ARBOR VITAE THAT WILL SUPPORT METRO’S RAIL SYSTEM
Los Angeles County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Mark Ridley-Thomas and Chief Executive Officer Phillip A. Washington helped officials from all over Los Angeles cut the ribbon for the newly completed Division 16 Southwestern Yard maintenance facility.
This facility will serve the new Crenshaw/LAX Metro Line and the Metro Green Line. Division 16 was designed, constructed and equipped to perform service and inspection, heavy repairs, body repairs, painting, storage, cleaning, and washing of light rail vehicles. In addition, it will house general administration, support services, miscellaneous maintenance shops, and equipment housing and storage.
The 115,650-square-foot facility will have capacity to store up to 70 light rail vehicles. Construction began in May 2016 and was completed in April. The yard will be the maintenance facility for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The facility is located near Los Angeles International Airport at 5600 Arbor Vitae Street.