It’s About Time Metrolink Connects To LAX

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By Noel T. Braymer

With funding from Measure M, LA Metro and SCAG have begun the effort to plan the extension of the Green Line which terminates now at the west edge of Norwalk 2.8 miles east to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Station. There were plans in the 1990’s to extend the Green Line in a subway to the Metrolink station. But because of cost overruns and tunneling problems with the Red Line construction in the 90’s, future subway construction was banned and money to extend the Green Line dried up. One of the problems with trying to extend the Green Line in Norwalk has been the lack of local support for this project. Norwalk residents opposed surface construction on busy Imperial Highway which is the most direct route. Local residents questioned the benefits of Green Line service in a subway with no stations between the Metrolink station and…

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