‘Apparatus Floor’ to Open in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES—An apparatus floor will open in Los Angelas’ downtown on Wednesday, replacing the shuttered Loma Prieta station and a long-delayed subway train station in the city’s industrial heart.
The new station is set to open to traffic by 10 a.m. local time, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
A subway train will remain shut down until the end of the year.
The MTA said the platform will be located at the north end of a pedestrian walkway, but it will not be a subway station.
Instead, the platform is a short distance from the main entrance to the subway station, and it will be open to pedestrians and cyclists.
A similar facility opened in Seattle in March.
The platform will have a new exterior wall and a glass canopy.
The project is part of a $20 billion plan to modernize Los Angeles and build new stations along the citywide system.
The MTA said it will also open a new station in downtown San Francisco and is expanding the station in New York City.