Metro to run more Gold Line trains every six minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends beginning Jan. 27

The Gold Line adjacent to Los Angeles State Historic Park on a recent afternoon. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.

The Gold Line adjacent to Los Angeles State Historic Park on a recent afternoon. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.

Gold Line trains currently run every 12 minutes during the day on weekends so this is a big-time improvement. Here’s the news release from Metro:

Beginning Sunday, January 27, Metro will operate more frequent service along the Metro Gold Line, improving train service from every 12 minutes to every 6 minutes on Saturday and Sundays from approximately 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Patrons using the Metro Gold Line, operating between East Los Angeles and Pasadena via downtown Los Angeles, can now enjoy more frequent service on the weekends with less waiting time between Gold Line trains.

The enhanced Gold Line service will encourage patrons to enjoy Old Town Pasadena, Chinatown, Little Tokyo and East LA over the weekend, making better and faster connections.

New timetables are now available on board trains. Plan your weekend on the Metro Gold Line by using Metro’s Trip Planner.

This isn’t hugely surprising, given the surge in ridership on the Gold Line in the past two years — which was helped by increasing the frequency of trains during weekday peak hours in June 2011.

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21 thoughts on “Metro to run more Gold Line trains every six minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends beginning Jan. 27

  1. A lot of people are wrong about traffic congestion for the carpool lanes being the same as general traffic with expresslanes. The 110 has arguably the worst traffic congestion going downtown. An article recently reported here on the source pointed out that it has been averaging atleast 45mph since the service has been implemented. It can work, because people never everyone will pay to go 3-6 miles, they rather sit in general traffic.

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