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Original Blue Line train car will be preserved in Downtown Long Beach

Release Date: 2017-09-28

The longest tenured train car on Los Angeles’s oldest light rail line will soon retire to Long Beach.

Metro’s board of directors approved a framework on Thursday for preserving train cars now being decommissioned and replaced by the transit agency after nearly 30 years of service on the Blue Line, which opened in 1990.

As part of the plan, car No. 100, nicknamed “Long Beach,” will be donated to the city for historic preservation. Mayor Robert Garcia reveled in a tweet after the meeting that the train could be adaptively reused as a museum or even a restaurant.

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