The Florence station on the Blue Line will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday evening through Sunday for maintenance work and track replacement. Passengers who need to reach the Florence station should get off the train at Firestone and take a shuttle bus to Florence.
More details in the press release after the jump.
Metro will provide a bus bridge
Metro Blue Line Florence Station to close this weekend due to maintenance
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25, the Metro Blue Line Florence Station will be closed due to systems maintenance and track replacement at the Florence Avenue crossing. Metro customers will experience up to 20 minutes delays between the Florence and Firestone stations.
Metro patrons are advised to allow extra time for their trips and call Metro’s hot line number 213- 922-4999 for service information or go online at http://www.metro.net.
Metro Blue Line passengers traveling south from Los Angeles to the Florence Station will need to continue their trip to the Firestone Station and then take the shuttle bus back to the Florence Station.
For those traveling northbound to the Florence Station, they will need to get off the train at the Firestone Station and take the shuttle bus to the Florence Station. Metro buses will run every 20 minutes between each Metro Rail station. The bus stops will be located as close to the stations as possible along both sides of the tracks.
Passengers should be aware that no access will be permissible across tracks at Florence Avenue for safety reasons. Those affected are advised to use designated shuttle bus from the Firestone Station to access either east or west side of the station area. Pedestrian and motor vehicles traffic will not be allowed on Florence Avenue.
Metro Blue Line trains will bypass the Florence Station without stopping during the track replacement work. Patrons can expect up to a 20 minutes delays in services, as trains will be single tracking through the area.
Metro apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates the public’s understanding and cooperation during this maintenance period. For schedule information, contact Metro Customer Relations at (213) 922-6235.