Green Line service disruption between Crensaw and Avalon stations

Please see the notice below. The problem may continue until the Friday morning commute, meaning bus shuttles will replace the train between Avalon and Crenshaw. Before leaving home, please check the homepage or Metro's Twitter feed for any updates.

Here's the service alert with alternate routes:

Due to a power systems issue (the overhead wire system which feeds power into the trains), Green Line service has been suspended between Crenshaw/I-105 and Avalon stations until further notice.

As of 11pm Thursday, this disruption is expected to continue through Friday afternoon. Crews are currently troubleshooting. Customers are strongly advised to check the status of service before beginning their trip on Friday. Follow @metroLAalerts for the latest updates.

While train service has been suspended, bus shuttles have been implemented between Crenshaw/I-105 and Avalon stations, also making stops at Harbor Fwy and Vermont/Athens stations. However, please allow additional travel time due to anticipated crowding and delays.

For those seeking alternate routes for Friday morning, please consider the following when traveling to Downtown:

Aviation/LAX Station: Use LADOT Commuter Express 438 to 7th St/Metro Ctr.

Hawthorne/Lennox Station: Use Metro Rapid 740 to connect w/ Metro Expo Line at Expo/Crenshaw Station.

Crenshaw/I-105 Station: Use Metro Rapid 710 to connect w/ Metro Expo Line at Expo/Crenshaw Station.

Vermont/Athens Station: Use Metro Rapid 754 to connect w/ Metro Expo Line at Expo/Vermont Station.

Harbor Fwy Station: Use Metro Silver Line to 7th St/Metro Ctr.

Avalon Station: Use Lines 51, 52 or 352 to 7th St/Metro Ctr.

Willowbrook Station (Imperial/Wilmington): Use Metro Blue Line from 7th St/Metro Ctr.

Norwalk Station: Use Line 460 to 7th St/Metro Ctr.


Bus detours for West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Who doesn’t like a Chewbacca costume? Photo credit: Joshua Barash/City of West Hollywood, via Flickr creative commons.

Have fun out there tonight, kiddies. The Carnaval is on Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheney and La Cienega, meaning there’s a bunch of bus detours to contend with. If traveling there by bus, it’s probably easiest to reach Santa Monica Boulevard by walking from either Beverly, Melrose or Sunset Boulevard.

Here’s the rundown of detours:

Affected Bus Lines: 002, 004, 010, 030, 105, 704, 705
Effective Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

Line 2

Santa Monica Blvd. / San Vicente Blvd. Short-line Terminal

Eastbound:   Depart temporary short-line terminal eight (8) minutes after scheduled departure time  at  the San Vicente Blvd. / Santa Monica Blvd. short-line terminal, via Fairfax Ave. (R) Fountain Ave., (R) Crescent Heights Blvd., (R) Sunset Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Sunset Blvd. and Genesee Ave., then continue via Sunset Blvd. to (L) Fairfax Ave. to temporary short-line terminal, at the layover zone just south of Sunset Blvd.

Lines 4 & 704

Eastbound:   Regular route to Santa Monica Blvd. and Canon Dr., then continue via Santa Monica Blvd. to (R) Beverly Blvd., (L) Fairfax Ave., (R) Santa Monica Blvd. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Santa Monica Blvd. and Genesee Ave., then continue via Santa Monica Blvd. to (L) Fairfax Ave., (R) Beverly Blvd., (L) Santa Monica Blvd.and regular route.

NOTE:  Line 704 buses will make stops at any intersection where it is safe to do so while operating the detour route.

Line 10

Eastbound:   Depart the lay-over zone via San Vicente Blvd. to (R) Beverly Blvd., (L) La Cienega Blvd., (R) Melrose Ave. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Melrose Ave. and Orlando Ave., then continue via Melrose Ave. to  (L) La Cienega Blvd., (R) 3rd St., (R) San Vicente Blvd. and layover northbound on San Vicente Blvd. just south of Beverly Blvd.

Line 30

Northbound:    Regular route to San Vicente Blvd. and Beverly Blvd. Discharge passengers at Beverly Blvd. far side zone. 

Southbound:    Depart Division 7 temporary layover via West Driveway then (L) San Vicente Blvd., To Beverly Blvd. and regular route.

Lines 105 & 705

Northbound:    Regular route to La Cienega Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd., then continue via La Cienega Blvd. to (L) Beverly Blvd., (R) San Vicente Blvd. and (R) Division 7 West Driveway

Metro running enhanced service for HARD Day of the Dead


Going to HARD Day of the Dead? Plan on going Metro. The music extravaganza is taking place Saturday, November 3 at the LA State Historic Park, conveniently near the Gold Line Chinatown Station. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m.

Here are few tips for Metro riders going to the event.

  • All concert goers ride FREE to the event ONLY if possessing their event ticket or wristband.
  • Last Gold Line trains to Pasadena and East LA will depart Chinatown Station exactly 30 minutes after conclusion of the event.
  • Last Red Line train to North Hollywood will hold for the last Gold Line from Chinatown and depart Union Station approximately 40 minutes after conclusion of the event.
    • All further connections from this trip will be held for passengers destined to Blue, Expo, Green, or Orange Line.
  • Full platform length trains will be running on both Red & Gold Lines to provide extra capacity.  Please use entire platform length when boarding.
  • There will NOT be any extended hours beyond the regular schedule for the Silver Line. However, Foothill Transit’s Silver Streak to El Monte provides 24-hour service.

Service advisories posted for upcoming special events — including Rock-n-Roll Half-Marathon in downtown L.A. on Sunday

There’s a lot going on around town in the next week. Here’s the newly-posted service advisories for bus detours:

Saturday in downtown Los Angeles: Independence Day of Panama

Sunday in downtown Los Angeles: Rock ‘n’ Roll ½ Marathon

Wednesday in West Hollywood: Halloween Carnival

Incident involving Metro bus in Hollywood

At approximately 7:57 a.m. this morning a bus on Metro Line 780 was traveling westbound on Hollywood Boulevard at Courtney Avenue when it was involved in a collision with a dump truck. The truck may have been unoccupied and rolled into the intersection, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The bus was forced from its lane and collided head-on with a BMW carrying a woman driver and a child.

As many as 30 of the bus passengers and the bus operator were transported to local hospitals with what appeared to be mostly minor injuries accordinf to the LAFD; the number of transports is not confirmed at this time. The driver of the BMW was extricated by the LAFD from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with leg injuries and the LAFD listed her condition as ‘fair.’ The girl in the BMW suffered minor injuries.

Metro bus detours during Endeavour move

Photo: NASA, via Flickr creative commons.

Space Shuttle Endeavour starts its last mission tomorrow night as it begins its slow roll from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Street closures will be taking place along the 12-mile route. Below are the bus lines that will be affected and here is the map of the shuttle’s route:

View Mission 26: The Big Endeavour in a larger map

Note:  All times below are approximations. LADOT and law enforcement have authority over actual street closure and reopening times. Passengers should expect significant delays on all bus lines operating in the affected areas, including lines that are not on detour but have to cross the Endeavour route at LADOT crossing points (204, 206, 207, 754, 757).  Passengers are encouraged to ride the Expo Line to minimize delays.

Line 111 will detour via Century between La Brea and Western from the beginning of service on Friday, October 12 until approximately 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13.

Line 115 will detour via Arbor Vitae and Century between Lincoln and Van Ness from the beginning of service on Friday, October 12 until approximately 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 13.

Lines 210 and 710 will detour via Western between Century and Rodeo from approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 12 through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13.  Line 710 will terminate at Jefferson/10th Ave. and will not make stops on Crenshaw at Jefferson or Rodeo.

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Blue and Expo line service back to normal

Regular service on the Blue Line resumed about 8:15 a.m. this morning. A lightning strike — yes, a lightning strike — caused a power disruption to the train between the Willow and Del Amo stations a little before 7 a.m. A test train ran about 8 a.m. and service resumed after that.

Delayed by Blue Line this morning and need delay verification for employer/school? Call Customer Relations at 213.922.6235 or fax them at 213.922.6988.

You can receive service alerts several ways. They’re on the homepage (which also has a mobile version), are also available through Metro’s smartphone app and they’re posted to Metro’s regular Twitter account, as well as Metro’s service alert account.


Freeway ramps closed for CicLAvia

From Caltrans, the following freeway ramps will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 7 to accomodate CicLAvia:

Golden State Freeway (I-5)
From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Traffic restrictions on north and southbound 4th Street on and off-ramps

Hollywood Freeway (US 101)
From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Full closure of north and southbound 4th Street on and off-ramps
Full closure of northbound Spring Street off-ramp
Traffic restrictions on southbound Broadway off-ramp

Harbor Freeway (SR-110)
From 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Full closure of north and southbound 9th Street on and off-ramps
Full closure of southbound SR-110 Adams Boulevard off-ramp

Service delays this morning on the Green Line

Passengers on the Metro Green Line this morning are experiencing delays of up to 7 minutes from Marine Station to Douglas Station due to power problems. Metro expects to have full service on the alignment restored before 11 a.m. For now, passengers from Marine Station traveling eastbound will board a shuttle train to Douglas Station and from there transfer to another train to complete their trip. For service alerts visit and follow us on Twitter @metroLAalerts