Learn how LA Metro would use the existing and added space to rejigger the tracks already on-site for both Red and Purple Line trains and help Purple Line trains run every four minutes.
Metro is proposing a handful of upgrades for its existing Division 20 rail yard in the Arts District area that would help the post-expansion Purple Line stay on time. It would also make some changes to the neighborhood in the process, says Urbanize LA.
The 45-acre rail yard is roughly bounded by the Los Angeles River, Santa Fe Avenue, Ducommun Street, and Sixth Street Viaduct. The proposed changes would expand the yards a bit, requiring the demolition of more than 300,000 square feet of buildings, according to Metro.
Structures at 815 East Temple Street, 234 Center Street, 210 Center Street, 1001 East 1st Street, and 214 South Santa Fe Avenue would be razed, and the project “would vacate Jackson Street, Banning Street, and Ducommun Street in their segments east of Center Street,” says a Metro notice for the project.
Metro would use the existing and added space to rejigger the tracks already on-site for both Red and Purple Line trains. The agency would also widen the existing portal that links the yard to the subway lines.