The LA Times is reporting that approval has been given to build an additional station on the new Crenshaw Line, near the entrance to LAX. This new station, costing $200 million, will connect to a new people mover system destined to connect a new single Car Rental location, a transportation hub and the airports terminals. So Light Rail is coming to LAX!
The new station will be at 96th and Aviation streets quite close to the airport and many of the hotels on Aviation. The Crenshaw line will link to the current Green Line at the existing Aviation LAX station.
The report also suggests that the new station might offer services beyond tickets and trains. It indicates that there will be check-in desks, currency exchange and information boards. A study on baggage handling in similar locations has been commissioned.
The Crenshaw line, destined to be finished in 2019 will not be delayed by the new station, although it is expected that the station will open later than the new line.
All around a good day for travellers to and from LAX – there is at least some indication that rail is coming to LAX.