Final Update: Blue and Expo Line resuming normal service

10:30 a.m., Update: Blue and Expo Line service is being restored. Customers can expect up to 15 minute residual delays through 11:30 a.m. as we work to get train running per normal schedule.

Earlier: Blue Line and Expo Line service was disrupted at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning due to possible damage to overhead wires between Pico Station and Grand/LATTC Station. While rail staff investigates, trains are sharing one track in downtown with up to 20 minutes delays.

Supplementary bus shuttles are in service between LATTC/Ortho Institute Station and 7th Street/Metro  Center. To help reduce train congestion in the downtown area, some northbound Blue Line trains are turning back to Long Beach at Grand/LATTC Station. Some eastbound Expo Line trains are turning back to Santa Monica at LATTC/Ortho Institute.

To avoid the delays, customers should consider taking the Silver Line and Green Line if traveling between downtown and South L.A.. Thank you for your patience as we work to restore normal service. We will continue to provide updates regarding this incident here at The Source or follow us @MetroLosAngeles or @MetroLAalerts.

Categories: Service Alerts

3 replies

  1. It was complete chaos at the grand station on the blue line where we were all told to get off. No Metro staff to direct us where th shuttle bus was supposed to be waiting. I had to walk to Figueroa and catch a bus there were almost all th of bus wouldn’t let us on because they were full. These situations should be better handled since your riders are under your care.

    • They could definitely do a much better job at communication. There were no announcements at the station (Willowbrook). If you’re visually impaired you just stood there having no idea what was happening.

      Not everyone has a smartphone and will not get Tweets, etc.

      There is so much bragging about the work going on, but they sure like to keep the problems quiet.

  2. I agree I anticipate delays the the sooner I know the better I can take advantage of an alternate. Information would help me make that decision and the sooner the better.