Final Update, 6:04 p.m.: Repairs to the overhead power supply system near Willow Street are complete, and the Metro Blue Line will resume normal, shortline service to Willow Street Station for the remainder of rush hour this evening.
Metro Blue Line trains that would typically terminate at Willow Street Station will instead make their last stops at Del Amo Station, beginning at approximately 5 p.m. until further notice this evening.
This temporary change is being made to accommodate emergency repairs to the overhead power supply system near Willow Street Station.
Until repairs are complete, Blue Line rush hour service will be as follows:
- Trains every 6 minutes between Del Amo and 7th Street/Metro Center.
- Trains every 12 minutes between Del Amo and Long Beach.
- All shortline trains will return north to downtown L.A. at Del Amo (which means customers continuing to Willow Street or beyond will need to wait a few extra minutes for a Long Beach-bound train.)
- Trains will share the Long Beach-bound track at Wardlow Station.
Metro would like to thank all Blue Line customers for their understanding this evening. After an earlier incident this afternoon, our Traction and Power team inspected the overhead wires near Willow Street and determined work needed to be done immediately to avoid potential, greater disruption to Blue Line service should repairs be delayed. For updates, you can check back here at The Source or on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.
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