Design/Build team of Amoroso-Owen was contracted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the Metro Blue Line project involving refurbishments of the entire group of 21 Metro Blue Line stations. Owen Group, as a design partner to Amoroso, provided full architectural and engineering design and ADA accessibility/compliance for all the 21 Blue Line stations and rail platforms. These refurbishments will upgrade the 20+ year old stations with a renewed look, as well as sustainable technology.
As an extension to the recently completed improvements, Metro will also be refurbishing 52 rail cars and purchasing 78 new rail cars, as well as complete track replacements as needed. The Blue Line Upgrades project is a $1.2-billion effort with the overall goal of producing a safer and more reliable and modernized Metro Blue Line for many years to come. As an integral part of the downtown Los Angeles commute, these much needed improvements and upgrades will benefit the commuters who rely on this indispensable rail line and improve their commutes by being more efficient, safer, and reliable-and more enjoyable.
Owen Completes the Metro Project Ahead of Schedule
“SJ Amoroso and Owen Group performed very well on the Metro Blue Line Station Refurbishment project, completing the project ahead of a very tight schedule. It was a pleasure working with this group.”
- Mat Antonelli, Metro Construction Manager
This was a fast-track project which was scheduled to take 24 months of design and construction to complete all 21 stations, which involved construction almost around the clock on fully operating stations. Owen exceeded Metro’s expectations by completing the project four (4) months ahead of schedule-despite the constrained schedule and active rail site conditions. In order to achieve this, Owen established groups of field teams to work on multiple Blue Line stations simultaneously.