Support pole installation on Expo Line completed

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This past Saturday, a portion of the Expo Line was shut down so crews could replace the support pole damaged by a wrong-way driver last month. Before the pole was replaced, trains had to stay under a 5 mph speed restriction between the Expo/Blue Line junction and 23rd Street Station. Trains may now go back to operating at normal speeds.

A bus bridge was in place to help Expo riders get from 23rd Street to DTLA, and post-game bus shuttle service ran from 9-11 p.m. between Pico and 23rd Street to accommodate those who were at Staples Center for the Blues/Kings game.

If you went to the game on Saturday, did you use the post-game shuttle? And if so, how did you find it?

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  1. I waited for the Pico to 23rd St. shuttle forover 20 minutes, starting at 10:20 PM, but no shuttle showed up at Pico/Flower Streets. At 10:50 PM, since the shuttle service was supposed to end at 11:00 PM, I used the Blue Line-Grand Station-bus bridge instead.

    I find it difficult to believe that the shuttle ran at intervals of 30 minutes or greater, so I’m thinking the service ended prior to its scheduled 11:00 PM end time, without an announcement.

    For future service advisories, the service intervals for planned shuttle service or bus bridges should be provided.

    • Thanks for your input, I’ll be sure to pass this along!

      Anna Chen
      The Source, Writer

  2. We used the bridge Sat night. Pretty big chaos at Grand station, honestly. Absolutely full trains, people double paying, etc.

    Might have made more sense to just run the Expo bus bridge from 23rd Station to Pico, maybe even continuing on to Metro Center on the Expo schedule, as it would have kept it from becoming so crowded. Also long waits on the bus and train to actually get moving on the way home.

    Probably should have delayed the repairs until Sunday, given the game and general lighter traffic on Sundays.

    • Hi Brett,

      Thanks for the feedback. The work was not scheduled for Sunday night because if it took longer than expected, it could have affected Monday morning rush hour.

      Anna Chen
      The Source, Writer

  3. Why does the Expo Line run so Slowly between USC and 7th St station in downtown? I love the new Expo Line but, I remember the train sitting at 23rd St station for over 20 mins due to Track Failure on April 23, 2013 at around 12pm, my Expo train from Culver City arrived at 7th St terminus 20 minutes behind schedule at 12:45pm instead of 12:25pm as scheduled and there was no apology for the delay from the train conductor… I wish your trains ran ON-TIME!! Thanks, Lance