Go Metro to avoid downtown fire damage

FINAL UPDATE: The CHP early Tuesday cancelled the SigAlert due to fire damage. 

Just a quick reminder: transit may be a good option for those traveling into and through downtown Los Angeles and who want to avoid traffic due to the fire Sunday night that burned two buildings and damaged the 110 freeway. Here is the latest from the CHP:

A few resources that may be helpful:

•The Metro Trip Planner is here. Or you can try Google Transit.

Metro maps and timetables are here. Below is the Metro Rail map.

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•Metro fares are $1.75 per trip. If using a TAP card, the fare includes two hours of free transfers.

•TAP cards can be purchased at ticket machines at all Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line stations.

•Metrolink commuter trains connect downtown Los Angeles to Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, as well as the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley. Here is Metrolink’s website. Metrolink trains stop at Union Station in downtown L.A., where you can connect to Metro buses, the Metro Silver Line, the Metro Red/Purple Line subway and the Metro Gold Line light rail.

 

Categories: Go Metro

4 replies

  1. I think the building fires in DTLA shows a major difference between Los Angeles and New York (where I’m from) as far as media coverage affecting traffic & transit. In NYC, the all-news radio stations (1010 WINS & WCBS-AM) regularly urge commuters to use public transportation in similar situations. I was listening to KNX this morning and NO mention of transit at all–not even the fact that some bus routes had to be detoured as a result of the building fires. I guess in LA, the motor vehicle is still the king.

    I do hope that with the continuing expansion of Metro’s rail system, more Angelenos will use the trains and buses for stress-free commutes and media like KNX will include transit reports on a regular basis.

    • Martin,

      Yeah and in New York, I hear fares are now jacked up to $2.75 for a single ride. How that working out? If you like New York so much, go back where you came from. We don’t need NYers telling what LA needs to do!

  2. That great fire sure puts the words FAIL to the idea of constructing tall 7-storey WOODEN buildings with doesn’t it? Has anyone heard of this magical building material called STEEL? They should try using that material next time. I hear they’re stronger than wood and doesn’t catch fire easily.