Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line opening delayed to 2020

The light rail route was scheduled to open next year

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One of LA’s most anticipated new train lines will open a little later than expected. 

Metro officials confirmed Thursday that the Crenshaw/LAX Line won’t start carrying riders until the summer of 2020. It had been scheduled to begin service in fall 2019.

Metro’s chief program management officer, Richard Clarke, told the agency’s construction committee in September that the contractor building the project, Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, was running months behind schedule.

Construction of the tracks and structures supporting them is moving along, but Clarke said that electric work is taking longer than expected.

A report from staffers presented to the committee Thursday sheds a little more light on the delay. It indicates that the project is 87.5 percent complete and that the agency is working with Walsh/Shea to speed things up.

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