Los Angeles, CA"MTA"
Operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA), which uses 69 Nippon Sharyo cars and 52 Siemens P2000 cars on the Blue and Green Line.
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A Blue Line 2 car train traveling north approaching Imperial Station,
where passengers can transfer to the Green Line running overhead.
MTA's ROC (Rail Operations Control), monitors not only the two light rail
systems, but also the underground heavy rail Red Line system. SCADA systems
monitor both the Blue Line (Left) and Green Line (Right).
MTA's Rail Operations Center monitors hundreds of closed circuit TVs (CCTVs)
throughout the three lines to provide the ultimate in passenger security, protection
and safety. Blue Line CCTVs are on the left; Green Line CCTVs are on the right.
The Blue Line yard, houses both Maintenance Repair Facilities (see below) and Operations offices.
The Blue Line Facility has a strategically placed yard tower that can be used by dispatchers to observe yard moves.
Blue, Green and Red Line Operations Supervisors use these "Rail Response" vehicles to patrol and respond to incidents.
MTA's Blue Line Vehicle Maintenance Facility Light Repair (Left) and Heavy Repair (Right) are responsible for maintenance of all Blue Line and most Green Line cars.
Driver's Control in one of the 69 Nippon-Sharyo cars.
The Blue Line cars, delivered in 1990 have few differences from the 15 newer 1994 Green Line cars. The Green Line was designed and built to be a driver-less operation, but several factors, including refusal of the public to accept such a system, has required the use of operators in each of the Green Line cabs.
Photos by The Webmaster
Photo/Map by Ron Carson
Blue Line trains pass each other on a semi-exclusive right of way between Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The Blue Line follows the old Pacific Electric four track right-of-way to Watts,
continuing on the 2 track to Long Beach.
A Blue Line train in a single tracked "loop" through Long Beach.
This is a Green Line train at the Norwalk station.
The Green line, for the most part, runs in the median of the new Century Freeway.
It connects Norwalk with El Segundo.
The El Segundo portion is an elevated Right-of-Way over parking lots and streets.
Photos by Mark Kavanagh
Updated June 17, 2005