Gold Line between Pasadena-Union Station resumes normal operations

Final Update 4:00 p.m.: Repairs to the overhead power supply system at Southwest Museum Station have been completed. Metro Gold Line is resuming normal operations with residual delays to some trips through 4:30 p.m.

The Gold Line is currently experiencing major delays between Pasadena and Union Station due to an ongoing power issue near Southwest Museum Station that began at approximately 11:30 a.m. this morning. Part of the line’s overhead power supply system is damaged at the South West Museum crossover, requiring temporary suspension of Gold Line service between Highland Park and Chinatown Station.

All trains are currently returning north to Sierra Madre Villa at Highland Park Station, and south to Union Station/East LA at Chinatown. Metro is providing shuttle buses to replace Gold Line service between Chinatown and Highland Park. Delays may continue throughout evening rush hour.

The cause of the power system damage is currently under investigation. Metro will provide updates on this incident as they become available, and would like to thank Gold Line customers for their patience this afternoon.

For up-to-the-minute status updates, follow Metro on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts.

Upcoming Service Advisory: Expo Line to run every 20-30 minutes this weekend for station work

Update: The work planned for this Saturday, September 20 will also take place this Sunday, September 21. As on Saturday, Expo Line trains will run every 20-30 minutes until close of service, with trains sharing the Downtown Los Angeles-bound track at Jefferson/USC, Expo Park/USC, and Expo/Vermont Stations. Specific departure times for this Sunday from 7th Street/Metro Center and Culver City stations can be found on our Service Advisories page.

It’s rare to find a weekend in the fall when the Expo Line is not flooded with football fans on their way to the Coliseum. That’s why, with no game this Saturday, Metro will perform needed work on the platform canopies at Expo Park/USC Station.

Trains on the Expo Line will run every 20 to 30 minutes from open to close of service, sharing the Downtown-Los Angeles bound track between Jefferson/USC and Expo/Vermont Stations. For specific departures times from 7th Street/Metro Center and Culver City Station, please see our Service Advisories page.

NexTrip will be updated with accurate departure times for all other Expo Line stations. For up-to-the minute service alerts, follow us on Twitter @metrolosangeles and @metroLAalerts.

Two full street closures this weekend on Crenshaw Boulevard for construction of Crenshaw/LAX Line

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Here’s the news release from Metro:

Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors (WSCC) today postponed one of three street closures scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 12-13 on Crenshaw Boulevard for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Traffic reconfiguration on the future underground Crenshaw/Vernon station between Stocker Street and Vernon Avenue has been postponed until further notice. Two other closures will take place:

Crenshaw/Expo Station:

One of the two closures that will take place this weekend is on Crenshaw Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Coliseum Street at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Also closures will continue the weekends of Sept. 19-22 and Oct. 24-27 with the same work-hours.

Work will consist of building south and north underground walls and install steel pile beams across the street at Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Place and also on Crenshaw Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard.

Crenshaw/MLK Station:

Work on the future underground Crenshaw/MLK light rail station between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Stocker Street will be done by the Department of Water & Power to relocate water lines from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

UPDATE: Green Line resuming normal service

UPDATE- 8:27 a.m: The Metro Green Line is resuming normal operations with residual delays through 9:30 a.m. Metro thanks you for your continued patience and understanding.

If you were delayed this morning’s incident and need delay verification for your school or employer, please contact customer relations at 213.922.6235 or fax ar 213.922.6988.

The Metro Green Line is currently experiencing major delays due to a signals issue between Vermont/Athens and Crenshaw/I-105 stations.

Customers can use Line 120 on nearby Imperial Hwy or other alternate routes found here.

Updates will be provided here on The Source, or follow us on Twitter @metrolosangeles or @metroLAalerts for up-to-the-minute status updates.


Service Advisory: Redondo Beach Station closed Sept 12-14 for signals system improvements

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Heads up, Metro Green Line riders: Redondo Beach Station will be closed for signals system improvements starting 9 p.m. Friday, September 12, until close of service Sunday, September 14. During this time, free shuttle buses will replace rail service between Douglas and Redondo Beach Station. Metro Green Line westbound rail service will end at Douglas Station, and all eastbound trains will depart from Douglas.

Customers requiring service to/from Redondo Beach Station will be able to ride the shuttle buses at no charge. Shuttles will depart eastbound from Redondo Beach bus bay 3 and westbound from Douglas Station at the same Green Line weekend service levels. They will be scheduled to meet trains for transfer. Identifying designated shuttle buses will be easy; just look for Metro buses with head signs reading “Green Line Bus.” Customers utilizing the shuttle should please allow a little extra time to connect to their destination station.

Keep reading for more information about the improvements being done. The bus shuttle map is also after the jump.

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Upcoming construction closure: 19th Street at Expo Line intersection in Santa Monica

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Above is the good word from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the six-mile project that will extend tracks from Culver City to downtown Santa Monica with seven new stations.

The project is funded mostly by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. It is currently forecast to open in early 2016.

Special late night service added to Metrolink’s Los Angeles County Fair schedule

Photo by Victoria Bernal via Flickr creative commons.

Photo by Victoria Bernal via Flickr creative commons.

Here’s the news release from Metrolink:

LOS ANGELES – As part of its annual service, Metrolink will operate late night trains back to L.A. Union Station on both Saturday and Sunday nights from the Los Angeles County Fair (LACF), the largest county fair in the country. The service will begin this weekend and continue on Saturdays and Sundays throughout September.

The Saturday train will depart the Fairplex Station at 12:20 am (Sunday morning), while the Sunday train will depart at 10 p.m. back to L.A. Union Station. The new late night Metrolink service is made possible by funding from Metro.

The additional service will enable fair-goers to stay until closing on Saturday and Sunday nights so they can enjoy the nighttime concerts and entertainment.

Metrolink has been providing special train service to the LACF since 1993.

In addition to the pair of late-night trains to L.A. Union Station, Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line trains will make special weekend stops at the Fairplex Station. All San Bernardino Line weekends trains will stop at the Fairplex Station except for trains 351, 352 and 353 on Saturday and train 351 on Sunday.

Regular weekday (Monday-Friday) San Bernardino Line trains will not stop at the Fairplex Station.

For more information please visit http://www.metrolinktrains.com.

ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink is Southern California’s regional commuter rail service in its 21st year of operation. The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service. Metrolink operates over seven routes through a six-county, 512 route-mile network. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.

And don’t forget to use the exclusive Metro promo code to score a 50% discount on any-day tickets to the fair!