After multiple change ups within the past five years, Metro has taken a key step in its effort to extend the C Line from Redondo Beach to Torrance, with the release of a draft environmental impact report for the project.

The project, which is allocated $891 million in local sales tax revenue as a result of Measures R and M, calls for pushing the C Line 4.5 miles southeast from its current terminus just west of the 405 Freeway at Marine Avenue. Alternatives now being considered by transportation officials would add new stations near the South Bay Galleria and the Torrance Transit Center, with expected ridership ranging between 4,700 and 5,400 daily passengers.

Project overview for C Line extension to TorranceMetro

As detailed in The Source, the draft environmental study will analyze three build alternatives for the C Line extension, including:

  • Metro ROW Elevated/At-Grade Alignment: Follows the Metro ROW for the length of the Project from the existing Marine Station to the Torrance Transit Center, with an elevated segment, followed by an at-grade segment.
  • Trench Option: Follows the Metro ROW for the length of the project, with below-grade trench segments between Inglewood Avenue and 182nd Street
  • Hawthorne Option: Leaves the Metro ROW to run along Interstate 405, then turns onto Hawthorne Boulevard near 162nd Street to travel in the center median of the street before rejoining the Metro ROW south of 190th Street. The entire alignment is elevated.

Under the Measure M expenditure plan, completion of the C Line extension is expected between 2030 and 2033. However, Metro officials have looked for ways to accelerate that timeline.

Public comment on the C Line extension can be provided via e-mail, phone, or physical mail at:


Project voicemail: 213.922.4004

Mail: Georgia Sheridan, Project Manager

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-22-3

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Public hearings will be held at the following dates and locations:

Public Hearing 1: Lawndale

Public Hearing 2: Virtual

  • Thursday, February 16, 11am–1pm
  • Zoom link:
  • Phone: 833.548.0282 (toll free)
  • Meeting ID: 895 3678 6223

Public Hearing 3: Redondo Beach

Public Hearing 4: Torrance

Public Hearing 5: Lawndale

More information is available via the project StoryMap at

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