For Immediate Release
July 10, 2019
Charles H. Pannunzio
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is reminding guests at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to allow extra time when using the Metro Green Line during upcoming track work and testing that will temporarily suspend weekend rail service at six Metro stations, including Aviation/LAX.
Green Line rail service will be unavailable between Crenshaw Station and Redondo Beach Station on weekends beginning Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. The closures will take place each weekend, from 9 p.m. Friday until regular opening time Monday morning, until October. Free Metro bus shuttle service (Route 853) connecting those Metro stations will be provided from Crenshaw Station. The Crenshaw Station will remain open for eastbound boarding and westbound arrivals on the Green Line.
The LAX G Shuttle, which provides service between the airport terminals and the Aviation/LAX Station, will continue to run from that station between 5 a.m. and midnight during the weekend closure. Green Line riders can catch the eastbound Metro Route 853 shuttle at Bay No. 3, and the westbound Metro shuttle at Bay No. 4 at the Aviation/LAX Station.
For guests riding the Green Line from points east of the airport, Metro’s Route 853 shuttle will pick up in the Park-Ride Lot at the Crenshaw Station. Riders should follow signs to the boarding location. Airport-bound riders who would normally take the train from Hawthorne/Lennox Station can pick up the westbound Metro shuttle on northbound Hawthorne Boulevard.
Airport-bound guests traveling from south of the airport can catch the eastbound Metro Route 853 shuttle to Aviation/LAX at the following locations:
- Redondo Beach: Bay No. 3 (below station)
- Douglas: Douglas Street at Park Place
- El Segundo: Westbound El Segundo Boulevard at Commuter Express 574 stop
- Mariposa: Nash Street at Torrance Transit 8 stop
LAX officials encourage Green Line riders heading to the airport during the service interruption to allow an additional 30 minutes to reach the airport. Riders can get real-time location information on the G Shuttle by visiting http://www.ridelax.com/
The rail service suspension is part of Metro’s work to connect the Green Line to the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, which is scheduled to open in 2020. More information is available at metro.net/Crenshaw. For more information on the Green Line service interruption, please visit this website.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fourth-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States, was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX. LAX served more than 87.5 million passengers in 2018 and offers an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 109 cities in the U.S. and 1,281 weekly nonstop flights to 93 markets in 47 countries on 69 commercial airlines. LAX ranks 10th in the world in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.4 million tons of air cargo. LAX handled 707,883 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2018.
LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX was honored as having the “Best Overall Customer Service Program” by Airports Council International-North America; named the “Best Airport for Breastfeeding Moms” by Mamava; selected for the Top 10 “Best of the U.S.’s Big Airports” (Wall Street Journal) and “Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S. (Mental Floss); named the second-most improved airport in the U.S. by JD Power; received an “Innovation Award” from the L.A. Better Business Challenge for its Central Utility Plant; and named a “Business Leader in Air Quality” by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LAX is also the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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