Blue Line service to be impacted due to tree trimming Feb 8 – 10

2

Routine tree trimming and maintenance work will be done on the Metro Blue Line in Long Beach from February 8 – 10. Plan ahead if you expect to be using the Blue Line to Long Beach that weekend.

The press release from Metro after the jump.

Due to tree trimming and track maintenance work, Metro Blue Line service in Long Beach between Wardlow Station and Long Beach Transit Mall will cease operation from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 to 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. On Sunday, Metro Blue Line service will continue suspension between Willow Station and Long Beach Transit Mall until 3:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11. The regular schedule will resume with start of service for the Monday morning commute.

During the temporary suspension, Metro will run bus shuttle service between Wardlow Station, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Anaheim Street, 5th Street, Pacific Avenue, 1st Street and Long Beach Transit Mall to provide Metro Blue Line patrons with access to those stations and locations. On Sunday, shuttle service will begin operation from Willow Station.

During the temporary suspension, Metro Blue Line service between Wardlow/Willow Street and downtown Los Angeles will run on the regular weekend schedule. But riders traveling along the Long Beach loop of the line should plan for some delays.

The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will enlist the help of tree trimming crews during the weekend, working around the clock to complete the work with as little disruption to the public as possible. The work was scheduled during the weekend to lessen the impact 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.