Expo Line delays this afternoon

There are two disabled trains on the tracks between the 23rd Street and Expo Park stations, meaning the tracks are blocked.

As a result, trains are operating between 7th/Metro Center and 23rd Street station with another set of trains running between Vermont station and Culver City station. A bus bridge has been set up between 23rd Street station and Vermont to transport patrons around the blocked tracks.

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7 replies

  1. Why can’t Metro just install digital signs and make clear announcements like everybody else instead of relying on something like Twitter?

    Not everyone has a smartphone!

  2. I was riding the Expo Line westbound to Culver City from the Expo Park/USC station during the equipment failure. I was sad to see a lack of cohesion and reaction regarding the service disruption. Announcements were made at the station over the PA regarding the change but the electronic signs were not utilized. Because of this, some people waited on the far platform with no train service because they had headphones in or did not hear the announcement.

    I also am unsure of whether a bus bridge happened, but when I was at USC around 2 pm there was not a bus bridge being provided. I saw a couple student groups who needed to get to 7th/Metro but no information on alternate services was provided, even in the absence of the bus bridge. I was disappointed to see this, especially how hot it was this afternoon.

    I know these types of delays are difficult to accomodate, but I think that 1) utilizing the electronic signs on platforms and 2) communicating how to access alternate services would help a lot in future disruptions. I was really disappointed to see people stranded with no information on even the possibility of a bus bridge.

  3. P.A. ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE OFTEN UNINTELLIGIBLE AT MANY STATIONS. PARTICULARLY THE REDLINE.
    THURSDAY’S “EXPO-GEDDON” MUCK-UP PROBABLY LOST THE MAYOR ABOUT 10,000 YES VOTES FOR MEASURE $$$R$$$.

  4. BUS RIDERS UNION SCOLDS MTA FOR CATERING TO THE WHITE MIDDLE CLASS ON RAIL SERVICE. AND MTA PLAYS RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS WHEN YOU ADVISE RIDERS TO RELY ON THEIR
    SMART PHONES FOR EMERGENCIES!