Service Advisory: three Blue Line stations to close this weekend due to upgrade work

Starting this Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m. through close of service Sunday, July 15, there will be no Blue Line service to Compton, Artesia and Del Amo Station in order for crews to perform track maintenance and power system inspections.

During the closure, buses will replace the Blue Line and trains are slated to run as follows: (please note the station closures are different each day)

Friday, Jul 13 from 9 p.m. to close: shuttles replace Blue Line between Willowbrook and Del Amo Station. This means all northbound trains will travel as far as Del Amo and turn back to Long Beach. All southbound trains will run to Willowbrook and return to downtown Los Angeles. Friday evening trains run every 20 minutes until end of the service.

Saturday, Jul 14 from open to close: shuttles replace Blue Line between Willowbrook and Wardlow Station. Northbound trains will run as far as Wardlow and return to Long Beach. All southbound trains travel to Willowbrook and turn back to downtown L.A. Trains run every 12 minutes throughout the day and every 20 minutes in the evening.

Sunday, Jul 15 from open to close: shuttles replace Blue Line between Willowbrook and Del Amo Station. All northbound trains will travel as far as Del Amo and turn back to Long Beach. All southbound trains will run to Willowbrook and return to downtown L.A. Trains run every 12 minutes throughout the day and every 20 minutes in the evening.

Those planning to travel in the work area should allow extra travel time between trains and bus shuttles. Normal service to all stations will resume at start of service Monday, July 16. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the Blue Line. For the latest service updates, follow us on Twitter @metroLAalerts.

3 replies

  1. I have happy to report that the last time they did this, taking the last train from 7MC at 210AM, and the shuttle bus, that there was a train waiting for us on the other end. So many times in the past there was not train because it was much later than normal schedule.
    YAY for metro for getting it right 🙂

  2. We’re glad to hear that, Daniel. Thanks for your feedback!

    Lexi Hinton
    Writer, The Source

  3. How long are they continually going to be upgrading the Blue Line? it seems like there is little coordination from one project to another. First it was to gauge the track to standard gauge, then signally and now stations. After over twenty years the MTA still does not know how to run a transit agency. But of course they terminated those that did shortly after taking over from the professionally ran RTD.