Go Metro to Made in America this Labor Day weekend

15-0360_map_Project_MIA_walking_final.inddMade in America takes place at Grand Park downtown Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday. If you’re heading to the last big music festival of this summer, make it easy on yourself and Go Metro.

Metro Rail and both the Orange Line and Silver Line will be running late night service both nights, meaning the last trains and buses for those lines will be about 2 a.m. Please see timetables for specific information about each line — especially if you need to transfer.

The last Purple Line train leaves Union Station at 2:02 a.m. both nights.

The last Red Line train leaves Union Station at 2:12 a.m. both nights.

The last Gold Line train to Pasadena leaves Little Tokyo/Arts District Station at 2:03 a.m. on both nights. The last Gold Line train to East Los Angeles leaves Little Tokyo/Arts District Station at 2:16 a.m. both nights.

If your ticket has you entering from the North Gates: take the Red, Purple, Silver or Gold Line to Union Station. Exit toward Alameda Street, then walk south on Los Angeles Street to Temple Street.

If your ticket has you entering from the South Gates: take the Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station and exit toward 4th Street, then walk two blocks north on Hill Street. You can also take the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and walk west on 1st Street toward City Hall.

civic ctrCivic Center/Grand Park Station will be closed during Made in America due to event security. Trains will not stop at the station. ADA access to the concert area will be provided from Union Station. Pick up/drop off locations include:

  • Union Station Patsaouras Plaza (Bay 2)
  • 2nd Street and Main Street (during festival hours)
  • On Temple Street between Hill and Grand Avenue in front of Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration (eastbound).

For the ADA Shuttle schedule, click here. Proposed Made in America street closures and bus detours are posted here. Some bus detours begin on Friday, August 29, due to event set up.

Transit pro-tip: load your TAP card with round-trip cash fare or a Day Pass before heading out. A Day Pass is good from first tap until 3 a.m. the next day. For those who want to park and ride on the Expo Line, parking will be extremely limited at Culver City Station and La Cienega/Jefferson Station due to the USC football game on Saturday. Consider parking at Expo/Crenshaw Station on Saturday only. There is no parking at Expo/Crenshaw Station on Sundays.

16 replies

  1. If entering from North Gates, exit toward Alameda Street, then walk *south down* Los Angeles Street to Temple Street — no?

  2. If I’m driving from Orange County where do u suggest I park and enter a metro to then get to the festival?

    • Hi Jen,

      Union Station has parking for $6 a day, and you could walk to MIA from there! There are also free park and ride lots along Metro Rail, but if you’re coming from the OC it may be more convenient to head straight to Union Station. Please note that there is a USC football game tomorrow which could cause the park and rides to fill up early.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Hi Joel,

      Only Civic Center/Grand Park Station is closed this weekend. Red and Purple Line trains will still be in service and will travel between Union Station and 7th/Metro Center for any transfers to the Expo Line.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  3. Civic Center/Grand Park worked fine for the New Years Eve celebration. If there is a future event, there needs to be provision for the station to be open, possibly by funneling people south from the First Street portal on Hill Street and having them walk around to Broadway or Grand to enter the event.