Metro Blue Line service in Long Beach to be impacted by tree trimming July 22 to 25

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.
 

4 thoughts on “Metro Blue Line service in Long Beach to be impacted by tree trimming July 22 to 25

  1. Love the Metro Service,but when. issues like the shortage of parking at Green line Norwalk station will be addressed? The parking lot at that station is full by 7AM thousands of cars are going back in to the freeway every day because this situation and the same with the next station Lakewood Blvd station.The lack of sufficient parking start to become a problem like 10 years ago so is not new and is rending the green line almost obsolete.

  2. My wife and I are coming to LA via train from San Luis Obispo. We are going to Long Beach and are considering riding the Metro.
    She is wheelchair bound. Can the Metro cars accomodate wheelchairs?

    • Hi Robert;

      Yes, Metro Rail cars accommodate wheelchairs: Click here for more information.

      Your trip would require two transfers: at Union Station, you’ll switch from Amtrak to the Red/Purple Line subway (it doesn’t matter which one) that you will take for three stops to 7th/Metro Center, where you will need to transfer to the Blue Line light rail to Long Beach. Both the subway and the Blue Line can get quite crowded during rush hour — if possible, I would suggest trying to avoid those times for a more comfortable ride.

      Thanks for reading and writing and have a pleasant trip,

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

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