Update: Limited Blue and Expo Line service for Monday’s commute

Update for Monday, July 31: Limited Blue Line and Expo Line service will continue into 7th/Metro for the Monday’s commute due to ongoing repair work. Trains will run every 8 to 10 minutes through Monday July 31 AM and PM rush — instead of their usual every six minutes during peak hours. Blue Line trains board on platform 2 and Expo Line on platform 1 at 7th/Metro.

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Update, 5:13 a.m.: Emergency repairs at 7th Street/Metro center have been completed. Trains will run every 10 to 12 minutes this morning instead of the normal six minutes during normal peak hours. Blue Line trains board on platform 2 and Expo Line on platform 1 at 7th/Metro.

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Update, 8:01 p.m.: Signals personnel will continue ongoing emergency repairs at 7th Street/Metro Center until close of service Thursday evening. This means the Expo Line and Blue Line will continue to use bus shuttles between Pico Station and 7th Street/Metro Center.

Limited Blue Line and Expo Line service is slated to return to 7th/Metro for the Friday morning commute. Blue Line and Expo Line trains will run every 1o minutes on Friday morning — instead of their usual every six minutes during peak hours. Blue Line trains will use Platform 2 and Expo Line trains will use Platform 1 at 7th/Metro. Note: this is not guaranteed and we please ask for riders to check back in the morning for updates.

All riders are advised to allow extra time for their commute and trains may be crowded. All trains will be three-car trains. An alternate to Blue Line service is using the Green Line to connect to the Silver Line.

For frequent updates on Friday morning, we encourage riders to check Metro’s regular Twitter stream or Metro’s service alert Twitter stream.

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Update, 2:51 p.m.: Both the Expo Line and Blue Line will now run to Pico Station with trains running every 12 minutes through the Thursday afternoon/evening commute. To help mitigate train congestion in the DTLA area some Expo Line trains will turn back south at LATTC/Ortho Institute and some Blue Line trains will turn around at Washington Station.

Bus shuttles will run between Pico Station and 7th/Metro.

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Update, 2:08 p.m.: Suspended service at 7th Street/Metro Center is still in effect as ongoing emergency repair work continues. There is currently no estimated time of completion, so we ask to please allow extra travel time for your evening commute. Expo Line trains continue to turn back at LATTC/Ortho Institute and Blue Line trains continue to turn back at Pico Station.

Trains are slated to arrive every 12 minutes and buses will match the schedule as best as possible throughout the evening. However, please note work-related delays may occur. To avoid the incident area you may consider the Metro Silver Line or DASH F as alternate service.

Once again, we thank you for your patience as Metro personnel works to restore regular service. Please continue to follow here at The Source, or on Twitter @metrolosanageles or @metrolaalerts for additional updates.

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Update, 10:12 a.m.: Expo Line bus shuttles have been extended and will now pick up customers at LATTC/Ortho Institute. This means trains run as far as LATTC/Ortho Institute and return to downtown Santa Monica. Blue Line trains continue to turn back at Pico Station.

We appreciate your patience this morning as we work to restore regular service. The incident is still under investigation. Please continue to follow here at The Source, or on Twitter @metrolosanageles or @metrolaalerts for additional updates.

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Update, 5:10 a.m.: 7th/Metro is OPEN, but there is currently no Blue and Expo Line service to the station as emergency repair work continues. Trains are arriving every 10 to 12 minutes and turning back at Pico Station. To continue your trip through the downtown area board bus shuttles at Pico/Flower or 7th/Flower, or consider the Metro Silver Line.

You can also consider walking  down Figueroa from Pico Station, or using Metro Bike Share. The cost for bike share is $3.50 for 30 minutes. For more alternate bus service, check the trip planner at metro.net.

Red and Purple Line trains are running normal service. Please follow our general Twitter stream or our service alert Twitter stream for frequent updates.

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Due to ongoing repairs at 7th/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles, there will be limited Blue Line and Expo Line service during the Thursday morning commute.

Blue Line and Expo Line trains will run every 1o to 12 minutes on Thursday morning — instead of their usual every six minutes during peak hours. Blue Line trains will use Platform 2 and Expo Line trains will use Platform 1 at 7th/Metro.

All riders are advised to allow extra time for their commute and trains may be crowded. All trains will be three-car trains.

A small fire broke out on a signal box shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday and was quickly extinguished. The fire was on a piece of equipment adjacent to the ‘tail’ track where out-of-service Blue Line and Expo Line trains are turned around. There were no injuries to Metro customers; two Metro employees suffered from smoke inhalation, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

An alternate to Blue Line service is using the Green Line to connect to the Silver Line.

For frequent updates on Thursday morning, we encourage riders to check Metro’s regular Twitter stream or Metro’s service alert Twitter stream.

8 replies

  1. I’d like to begin planning my evening commute. Please provide an update. A simple “We don’t expect to resume service this afternoon.” would suffice.

  2. Where should we go for updates on the status of Expo and the bus bridge? Neither The Source nor Twitter have been updated since 10:12 AM, and the Alerts and Advisories on metro.net don’t have any advisories for either Expo (806) or Blue Line (801) – both say: “No Alerts Found”.

  3. Why do you call this a “Final Update”? How can you call this “normal service” when you’re only running at 10-12 minute headways peak and 15 minute headways midday? The printed schedules and next train apps are useless right now. That’s not “normal service”. Please continue to provide updates whenever service changes. Tell us if this abnormal service will continue through the evening commute and into the weekend.
    Thank you.

    • Hi,

      With 7th/Metro reopen for Blue and Expo Line service, it will be the final update on The Source. However, additional updates will still be provided on Twitter. Thank you.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  4. Harassment to the contrary notwithstanding, “every ten minutes” is NOT normal service. And this continues through Monday —