Metro to monitor service levels, add capacity if needed during Carmageddon

It's here! Carmageddon begins tonight, with full closure of the 405 freeway between the 10 and the 101 freeways by midnight. Here's a news release issued yesterday by Metro:

​​Metro will add more service as needed this weekend to accommodate increased ridership during Carmageddon II, the complete closure of the I-405 between the I-10 and US 101. ​The closure will begin tomorrow night, Sept. 28, when I-405 ramps begin closing. Freeway lanes will gradually be closed, beginning as early as 10 p.m., until all lanes are closed at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29.

​​During Carmageddon weekend, all Metro Rail lines and the Orange Line will run according to regular weekend schedule with the following additions:

● The Red Line will run with longer-length trains; additional service will be added, if needed.

● Blue, Expo and Orange lines will have standby vehicles to be added, if needed.

● Metro Rapid 761 (Van Nuys Boulevard/Sepulveda Pass Rapid) will run with additional buses, supplementing the existing weekend schedule.

​​For Metro travel details go to the Trip Planner at metro.net; for I-405 closure details go to metro.net/405, watch for posts on The Source at metro.net and sign up for Twitter alerts: @metroLAalerts and @metrolosangeles.

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2 replies

  1. why not just run on a typical weekday schedule? You might actually induce ridership by doing something like that instead of waiting to see if people get uncomfortably crowded or impatient waiting for a train.

  2. I AGREE 100%. WE LIVE IN CHATSWORTH VERY CLOSE TO THE CHATSWORTH TRAIN STATION. WHY IN THE WORLD ISN’T THE A METRO TRAIN FROM CHATSWORTH TO ONE OF THE OTHER STATIONS TO GET DOWNTOWN OR OTHER LA AREAS. AT THE VERY LEAST ON THE WEEKEND!!! WE OFTEN GO DOWNTOWN OR THE LA AREA TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC OR GO DANCING. INSTEAD WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE ORANGE LINE BUS FOR AND HOUR TO NORTH HOLLYWOOD. SEEMS SILLY! TRAIN STATION RIGHT THERE!