LA Metro Southwestern Yard/LAX Transit Corridor

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About the Project

The $173 million, 145,000-SF, Southwestern Yard (SW Yard) Facility project is situated on an 18-acre site in the city of Los Angeles, California, next to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This will be a secured maintenance facility serving multiple light-rail lines consisting of tracks, buildings, equipment, supporting systems, miscellaneous appurtenances, and related site development. The track configuration and site layout support safe and efficient Metro Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) movements for switching between facilities and tracks and between the SW Yard Facility and the mainline tracks. The SW Yard facilities also accommodate LA Metro staff and other employees engaged in general administration, operations, repair and maintenance, and transit security.

The Metro Southwestern Yard facility will be located next to the Los Angeles International Airport, closest to the Aviation/Century station on the proposed Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor. The main building is a three-story building with office space and a maintenance shop that has four maintenance rail tracks for service and inspections, heavy repair, and blowdown tracks. The building also includes a storage area with high-density shelving and vertical storage units. Separate from the main building are ancillary buildings that include a material storage building, paint and body shop, car wash, and cleaning platform that service the light rail vehicles.

Quick Facts

  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Client Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)
  • Industry Infrastructure + Transportation
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date January 2019
  • Duration 47 months
  • Contract Value $ 172,312,695
  • Square Footage 145,000 SF

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