Culver City Station parking lot after rain. Photo by Jim Sarr, via Instagram
Due to forecasts of rain, the paving of the parking lot at Culver City Station has been set back to start next week on Monday, Feb. 25. Curses, fickle L.A. weather!
The east side of the parking lot will be closed from February 25 to March 3 for paving. The west side of the parking lot will be closed from March 4 to 10.
If you need to park and ride, free parking is also available at Expo/Crenshaw Station and La Cienega/Jefferson Station. If the weather is nice, perhaps this could be incentive for you to give biking a try. Bikes are allowed on all Metro buses and trains, and there are bike racks at 10 Expo Line stations.
Metro Rapid 733 might serve as an temporary travel option. For more route options, use the Metro Trip Planner.
Photos by Stephen Tu/Metro.
Work was completed Sunday on rebuilding a key part of the junction of the Blue and Expo lines at Washington and Flower in downtown Los Angeles. Regular service on both lines between downtown L.A. and Long Beach and Culver City, respectively, has resumed.
In the bottom photo, a worker on Sunday afternoon performs ultrasonic testing of welding to ensure there are no imperfections in the rails. Test trains rolled across the junction Sunday afternoon and evening with good results.
Thank you for your patience this weekend with the bus shuttles between 7th/Metro and Grand (Blue Line) and 23rd Street (Expo Line). For more about the work that wasperformed, here’s a Source post from Friday.
Work crews on Friday night are set to begin making repairs to the rail junction at Washington and Flower in downtown Los Angeles. The work will require all trains to be replaced with shuttle buses for Expo Line and Blue Line riders traveling between 7th/Metro Center, Pico, 23rd Street and Grand Stations over the entire weekend (the service alert is posted after the jump). Normal train service on both lines in this area is scheduled to resume at the opening of service on Monday morning, Feb. 18.
Exposition Construction Authority crews will be adjusting the track gauge to improve the movement of Blue Line trains turning from Flower to Washington. When completed, the work is expected to correct excessive wear on some train parts and improve the overall maintainability of the track components at this location.
Up to this point, the condition has required frequent monitoring and inspections until a permanent solution could be designed and implemented. At no time has safety been compromised. Likewise, after the work this weekend, monitoring will continue and trains will continue to travel through the junction at reduced speeds until Metro, the California Public Utilities Commission and the Expo Line Construction Authority are certain the track adjustments have corrected the problem.
UPDATE: Regular service has resumed.
The service alert from Metro from earlier this hour:
@metrolosangeles: Green Line up to 20 min delays due to police activity at Willowbrook. Trains share Norwalk bound track in area. Follow announcements. ^ST
Due to railway track work in Downtown Los Angeles, Metro Blue Line and Expo Line train service will be impacted the weekend of February 15-17, 2013.
Track repair work will begin Friday night, Feb. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and last until close of business Sunday, Feb. 17. Metro Blue and Expo Lines will cease to operate at the following locations only:
Metro Blue Line: No train service between 7th/Metro Center and Grand Station.
Metro Expo Line: No train service between 7th/Metro Center and 23rd Street Station.
Patrons will be provided with replacement shuttle bus service during this time. Shuttle buses will travel to and from all impacted stations: 7th/Metro Center, Pico, Grand and 23rd Street Stations.
Metro will provide signage directing transit riders to nearby on-street shuttle bus locations. Metro personnel will also be available at stations to assist patrons. Service alert information is now on display on station electronic message boards.
Metro apologizes for any inconvenience this service impact has to its transit customers.
Expect 20 to 30 minute delays along the Metro Blue Line this evening, particularly between Washington and Firestone stations. The delay is due to power outages caused by probable lightning strike to Southern California Edison equipment earlier today, which has knocked out the train signals.
Blue Line commuters have the option of riding the Silver Line at $1.50. The highway surcharge will be eliminated from the Silver Line for the evening commute.
For the most up-to-date info, check Metro’s homepage or follow @metroLAalerts on Twitter.
Routine tree trimming and maintenance work will be done on the Metro Blue Line in Long Beach from February 8 – 10. Plan ahead if you expect to be using the Blue Line to Long Beach that weekend.
The press release from Metro after the jump.
Necessary repair work will be done on the subway tracks at Union Station tonight starting at 9 p.m. The Metro Red Line will be running at 20 minute headways from 9 p.m. to close of service between Union Station and North Hollywood Station.
There will be no Purple Line train service from Union Station to Wilshire/Vermont after 9 p.m. Shuttle train service will be in place from Wilshire/Vermont to Wilshire/Western Station. Those taking the Purple Line can transfer to the shuttles from Wilshire/Vermont Station.
Regular service will resume at start of service Thursday morning.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, the roadway buses operate on in the Artesia Blue Line Station will be reconstructed and a water line under the roadway will be replaced. The project will be completed in seven phases, and is expected to take approximately 90 days to complete, weather permitting.
The station will remain open to the public throughout the duration of construction. However, the work will involve moving bus stops at times, as different portions of the roadway will be repaved during the various phases of the project.
In addition, the existing crosswalk between the parking lot and the station/bus stops will be temporarily relocated during construction. Most of the construction work will be done on weekdays, during the daylight hours, with occasional night and weekend work as needed. Phase 5 and 6 of this project will take place on weekends. The work done in each of the construction phases is described below, after the jump.
Metro Blue Line is currently experiencing some delays due to a southbound train track incident at Long Beach Transit Mall Station. No injuries or damage have been reported. Trains are delayed up to 30 minutes from Anaheim Station. Bus bridges are being set up at 1st Street, 5th Street, Anaheim, Pacific and Transit Mall stations.
Up-to-the-minute updates will be available at metro.net and Metro’s Twitter feed.