Customers may be curious about the reduced late night service through this Thursday on the subway in downtown Los Angeles. The above photos explain the reason: trains are single-tracking to accommodate some much needed tunnel cleaning that is taking place to ensure Metro has a clean, safe and reliable rail system. Thank you for your patience and Metro apologizes for any inconvenience.
Here’s the full service alert:
Red & Purple Line: Sun, Mar 17-21: due to maintenance after 8:30pm, Red Line will run every 20 min (10 min delay) and Purple Line will only run between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Vermont.
Red Line Boarding Change: Red Line will single track at Civic Ctr, Pershing Sq and 7th/Metro.
Purple Line Service Change: Purple Line will ONLY run between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Vermont. For travel to/from Downtown stations, transfer with Red Line at Wilshire/Vermont. Follow announcements at Wilshire/Vermont for proper boarding location.
Train Length Change: Due to reduced service, Red Line will run with 6-car full platform trains.
Why is service being changed? Facilities Maintenance will perform tunnel washing to ensure clean, safe and reliable Metro Rail service.