Here’s the news release from Metro:
Metro Blue Line service in the Long Beach area will be replaced by bus service this weekend due to City of Long Beach tree trimming maintenance work.
· Beginning Friday night at 9 p.m. and continuing through 2 a.m. Sunday morning, trains will not run between the Transit Mall and Wardlow Stations.
· Beginning Sunday at 4 a.m. and continuing through Monday at 2 a.m., trains will not run between the Transit Mall and Willow Stations.
Metro will run bus shuttle service between the Wardlow Road, Willow Street, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Anaheim Street, 5th Street, 1st Street, Transit Mall and Pacific Avenue stations to provide Metro Blue Line patrons with access to those stations/locations.
Metro Blue Line service not operating along the Long Beach loop of the line will cause some service delays for patrons. Metro Blue Line service between Wardlow Road / Willow Street and downtown Los Angeles will run every 15 minutes during the day and 20 minutes at night. Passengers should allow at least 30 additional minutes to complete their travel.
The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will use a total of five tree trimming crews during the weekend working around the clock to complete the work with as little disruption as possible. The weekend work was scheduled during the weekend to lessen the impacts on commuters. Tree trimming work in the area is necessary for public safety and the safety of Metro Blue Line operations in the area.
For route and schedule information visit metro.net or call (323) GO.METRO.