Metro's first 20 years: The Projects

Metro is officially 20 years old on Feb. 1. Here is a look at Metro projects that have opened since the agency's founding.

Carmageddon II

The second Carmageddon is fairly uneventful. Traffic is heavier this time around but manageable.

New El Monte Station opens

The new facility makes its public debut featuring a new customer service center, bike wells on the stairs and the new timepiece sculpture.

Red Line Third Phase Begins

Groundbreaking for the third segment of the Red Line from Hollywood/Vine to North Hollywood.

Pasadena Blue Line groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony is held near the L.A. River but the project was later temporarily suspended due to funding shortfalls.

Green Line opens

The new line, mostly in the median of the 105 freeway, begins operations between Norwalk and Redondo Beach.

Patsaorus Bus Plaza debuts

The new bus plaza and East Portal on the Vignes Street side of Union Station officially open to the public.

Harbor Transitway HOV lanes open to traffic

After years of construction on the 110 freeway, the new center lanes open to traffic.

Red Line opens to Wilshire/Western

Segment 2A from Alvarado Street to Wilshire/Western -- still the current terminus of Purple Line -- opens.

Red Line reaches Hollywood/Vine

Segment 2B between Wilshire/Vermont and Hollywood/Vine is dedicated and opened.

Red Line to NoHo and Rapid Bus debut

Segment 3 of the Red Line opens between Hollywood/Vine and North Hollywood as well as the first two Rapid Bus lines -- on Wilshire and Ventura boulevards.

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