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Temporary Green Line station closures mean one less way to conveniently get to LAX

Temporary Green Line station closures mean one less way to conveniently get to LAX
A Green Line train leaves the Aviation/LAX Station in Los Angeles on Monday. The station will temporarily close starting Friday, leaving airport-bound passengers a longer ride from a different station. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

Green Line riders who use an airport shuttle to get to and from LAX face a change in pickup location and a longer ride starting Friday.

The G Shuttle to LAX, free to Green Line passengers who pay $1.75 one-way train fares, will stop at the Hawthorne/Lennox Station about four miles east of the airport rather than closer Aviation/LAX Station, according to an LAX announcement Monday.

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Passengers can expect to add 30 minutes to their airport commute starting at 9 p.m. Friday when the Aviation/LAX Station and four others — Mariposa, El Segundo, Douglas and Redondo Beach — temporarily close.

The airport says the closures are required for access to the tracks during construction on the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Line.

Ten buses will leave the Crenshaw/LAX Station for the airport every 15 to 25 minutes, similar to the shuttle that ran from Aviation/LAX. The new shuttle stop will be located on the southbound side of Hawthorne Boulevard above the station.

Green Line stations are expected to reopen by April 7.

An alternative: Try the LAX FlyAway buses that pick up in Hollywood, Long Beach, the Orange Line in the Valley, Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, Westwood and Van Nuys. These cost $8 to $10 each way and could be quicker than the modified Green Line LAX shuttle route. Info: LAX FlyAway

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