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Metro to Hold Scoping Meetings for Crenshaw Line Northern Extension

Currently proposed possible routes for Metro’s Crenshaw Line Northern Extension. Upcoming public scoping meetings will help Metro determine what kinds of possible environmental effects should be studied in Environmental Impact Reports for each potential route.

Back in 2019, Metro began studying options for a northern extension of its Crenshaw light rail line, which currently ends at Exposition Blvd.  The Northern extension would travel north from that point, along one of several possible “alignments,” to finally connect with the Red Line in Hollywood.

In the beginning, five possible routes for the extension were considered.  After a number of community meetings, and a larger public outreach effort, the number of potential routes was reduced last summer to just three, including one that was a newly-proposed hybrid of serveral of the originally-proposed paths.

Now Metro is ready for the next step of the planning process, an environmental review of the three currently-proposed options for the Crenshaw Line Northern Extension. And the first step in that process will be three new community meetings, aimed at determining the scope of the review for the three alignment options.

Here are the details from Metro:


As part of the first step in the environmental review stage for the Crenshaw Northern Extension, Metro will host three (virtual) scoping meetings to present the following:

    • Scoping Meeting Objectives:
    • Project overview and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Alternatives

To gain further feedback and input from residents, communities, businesses, cities and stakeholders, scoping meetings will be held on the following days and times:

Thursday, April 29
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 875 0050 7019

Thursday, May 6
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 829 9668 0178

Saturday, May 8
10 AM – Noon
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 848 8036 3069

The 45-day scoping period starts on Thursday, April 15 and ends Friday, May 28.

Check out The Source Blog and video about the Crenshaw Northern Extension here.

The Crenshaw Northern Extension EIR Project will extend the Crenshaw/LAX Line north to the D (Purple) Line and continue to the B (Red) Line at the Hollywood/Highland station, with a potential terminus station at the Hollywood Bowl.

This project will connect communities in the South Bay, LAX area, South Los Angeles, Inglewood and Crenshaw corridor to Mid-City, Central Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Hollywood, and allow for further connections to points north in the San Fernando Valley via the Metro B (Red) Line.

Comments will be accepted between April 15 and May 28. Comments may be sent by email to [email protected] or by visiting or call us at 213.418.3093.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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    • It’s light rail, not heavy-rail subway, but there are some places where the route would have to go underground, and some where it could be at street level. I think they’re probably still figuring out the specifics.


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