As most of you know, we’re just over a week into the three-month closure of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Work being done during the closure includes major track relocation and tunneling work for the Regional Connector project. More details in this previous post, and some recent photos of construction work are available here.
While the station is closed, bus shuttles have replaced Gold Line train service between Union Station and Pico/Aliso Station. Based on customer feedback received after the first week of the closure, the shuttle service has been modified slightly to make riding faster and more convenient.
Two types of bus shuttles will be in effect starting Wednesday, Jan. 20.
- The Little Tokyo/Arts District shuttle will run directly between Union Station and Judge John Aiso/1st.
- The Pico/Aliso Station shuttle will run directly between Union Station and Utah/1st.
- The shuttles will stop at Union Station at Patsaouras Plaza Bus Bay 7 (drop off at Bay 9).
Please be sure to check the electronic signs on the front of the bus to make sure you are boarding the right shuttle at Union Station. Metro will also have staff posted at stop locations to provide information and assistance. Bus shuttles will operate every six minutes during weekday peak periods and every 10 minutes midday, evening, nights and weekends.