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LA Metro's Blue light-rail line to reopen as 'A Line'
After a 10-month closure, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) last week announced the light-rail Blue Line will reopen Nov. 2 between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.
From then on, the line will be known as the A Line.
The A Line is the first light-rail line to employ a new way in which LA Metro’s rail and bus lines will be named with letters and colors to better help riders navigate a growing system, LA Metro officials said in a press release.
The remainder of the system will transition to new names when the Crenshaw/LAX Line opens in 2020.
A Line stations will feature new digital screens that will provide information on train and bus arrivals, digital artwork, new station identifiers and wayfinding signage, officials said.
The Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station will also reopen Nov. 2 after being closed the past nine months for a complete renovation. The remodeled station will feature a longer platform, new lighting, a new security center and bike hub.
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