Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention.
The big news of the week was the Lakers winning the NBA National Championship and fans going Metro like never before to celebrate:
SALLYsaidwhaat All the metro buses that are passing by are FILLED with LAkers fans.
A few fans snapped pictures of the crowds and uploaded to Twitter:
The Lakers parade also introduced a number of people to Metro for the first time, as evidenced by these tweets:
anamariao_ My first time on the metro! Crossed paths with a krazy old lady & krazy Lakers fan!
Carllina123 On my way to the Lakers Parade!in the metro for the first time
marcel_emerson I’m forever taking the metro to Los Angeles now!
Of course, the crowds led to long lines and wait times, and the traffic and street closures for the parade slowed down bus service, which led to some unhappy tweets:
eelzebub Finally home from the Lakers Parade, in which I was a little disappointed in. L.A. Metro Rail failed in which a 40-minute ride took 2 hours.
Beyond the Lakers parade, there were some other service issues this week that got some people tweeting:
In transit app news, one follower let us know about a cool app for finding subway arrival times in NYC:
There is a similar iPhone app for Metro called iTrans Metro, and while it doesn’t have real time arrivals I do find it useful.
Finally, here are a few tweets from followers who obviously love to Go Metro:
raihan_ I don’t think you’ve experienced a city til you’ve been on it’s metro. Was on a whole train of lakers fans this morning. Too cool.
sv_troutgirl Los Angeles’s Metro is not the joke I was led to believe… compares favorably with Chicago’s El, NYC subway, and BART in comfort & speed.