If you have not yet heard, here is the situation tomorrow night. The Kings-Blues playoff game begins at Staples Center at 7 p.m. At that time, Expo Line trains will be running normal weekend service between Culver City and 7th/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles.
However, at 8:30 p.m. until the close of service Saturday night, the Expo Line will only run between Culver City and the 23rd Street station. At that point, a bus shuttle will run between 23rd Street station and the Blue Line’s Grand Station. Patrons on the Expo Line heading into downtown after 8:30 p.m. should exit at 23rd Street station, take the bus to the Grand station and board a Blue Line train there.
If you take the Expo Line to the game, there will be a bus shuttle service running between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. between Pico Station — one block from Staples Center — to the 23rd Street station. You’ve been warned: If you don’t want to deal with the bus after the game, then you may want to find another way to the game other than the Expo Line.
Metro apologizes for any inconvenience but this is repair work that must be done and it was scheduled before the final NHL playoff seedings were determined, which in turn impacted the playoff schedule.