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Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Red Line’s Grand Opening. The subway system opened in three segments, the first of which was on January 29, 1993. This first segment connected Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles to Westlake/MacArthur Park at Wilshire and Alvarado, acting as the foundation for a system that would eventually reach North Hollywood in the year 2000. The Red Line now consists of 14 stations spanning over 16 miles. These images depict the planning and construction of the Red Line’s first segment. Videos documenting the Red Line’s first Grand Opening can be found on the Metro Library and Archive’s YouTube Channel.

Laying the Last Track on Segment 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je-spSOGMkU

Red Line Grand Opening Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by1k9WnU3Kk

Red Line Grand Opening Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zoW3HNg5Fs:

Metro Red Line, MOS-1 Overview 5th and Hill Cutaway Civic Center Station During Construction 7th/Flower Center Mezzanine Wilshire/Alvarado Station Metro Red Line Construction 39 MTA-Slides_1500 MTA_509 Metro Red Line Union Station Loading

Filed under Red Line Los Angeles Subway Heavy Rail History Construction Development Event Special Events

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Special Pacific Electric Train Service to Pasadena, January 1, 1936 on Flickr.
Schedule of additional tran service from Pacific Electric Railway Company and special service from Motor Transit Lines to the 47th Annual Tournament of Roses and Stanford vs. Southern Methodist football game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 1936. This schedule also details the route of the Floral Parade. Time table from a collection of material donated by former employee Ed Vandeventer in 2011. Finding aid for this collection is at the Online Archive of California: www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c89w0d7c/

Special Pacific Electric Train Service to Pasadena, January 1, 1936 on Flickr.

Schedule of additional tran service from Pacific Electric Railway Company and special service from Motor Transit Lines to the 47th Annual Tournament of Roses and Stanford vs. Southern Methodist football game in Pasadena, California on January 1, 1936. This schedule also details the route of the Floral Parade.

Time table from a collection of material donated by former employee Ed Vandeventer in 2011. Finding aid for this collection is at the Online Archive of California: www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c89w0d7c/

Filed under Historic History Customer Information Event Customer Service Special Events Pacific Electric Railway Company PE Red Cars 21-3