Buses to detour for upcoming Jimmy Kimmel Live concerts, use Red Line to avoid traffic

Jimmy Kimmel Live is hosting two free concerts next Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24 (Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake, respectively), and a segment of Hollywood Boulevard will be closed to accommodate the crowds.

The concerts are set to start at 4:30 p.m. both nights. Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from Highland Ave. to Sycamore Ave. Expect bus detours and delays due to the street closure. Bus lines affected include 212, 217, 222 and 780; check the Service Advisories page for more details.

If you’re planning on attending, go Metro to beat the traffic. The Red Line drops you off right at Hollywood/Highland in the middle of all the action.

Gold Line back in service this morning

The Gold Line is back in regular service this morning after a long police investigation of a shooting near Maravilla Station in East Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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

Service disruption on Eastside Gold Line

UPDATE: Service should be normal Wednesday morning but please check our Twitter feed for any further updates.

Here is the latest from Metro’s Twitter feed:

Bus shuttles replace Gold Line btwn Indiana + Atlantic due to police activity near Maravilla. Use Montebello Bus Line 40 on 3rd as alt. ^ST

Montebello Bus Line 40 is also an alternative; here’s a map.

This is due to a police investigation of an incident that happened near the tracks — not on Metro property.

The best way to get up-to-date service alerts is to follow Metro’s general Twitter feed or Metro’s Service Alert Twitter feed, which only includes service alerts.

UPDATE: service restored to Green Line

UPDATE at 11:15 a.m. LAFD has cleared the area and the Green Line is resuming regular service.

The Metro Green Line has suspended service between the Crenshaw/I-105 and Aviation/LAX stations at the request of the Los Angeles Fire Department due to a major gas leak near the railroad tracks. Trains are turning back from both stations.

Bus shuttles are en route to assist customers travel between the stations. Expect travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Follow announcements at the stations.

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

Here is the announcement from Caltrans:

Emergency Closure: Glenn Anderson Freeway (I-105) Between I-405 and Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) closed I-105 from the San Diego Freeway (I-405) to Crenshaw Boulevard in both directions at 10:30 a.m. It is unknown at this time when the closure will be lifted.

This closure is in place to support the City of Hawthorne’s efforts to cap a gas leak near Imperial Highway and Truro Avenue.

Blue, Expo Lines back in regular service this morning

Damaged overhead wires. Photo by Metro.

Damaged overhead wires. Photo by Metro.

Metro Blue and Expo Lines are back in service this morning after repairs were completed to the overhead electric wires during the night.

Both light rail lines were impacted since Sunday around 5 p.m. when the overhead electric wires were damaged at Flower Street and 18th Street in downtown Los Angeles.

The best way to get up-to-the-minute updates is the service alerts tab on the right side of metro.net’s home page or Metro’s Twitter feed.

No Blue Line or Expo Line service Sunday night in downtown Los Angeles due to overhead wire issue

Damaged overhead wires. Photo by Metro.

Damaged overhead wires. Photo by Metro.

Here is the explanation from Metro for tonight’s disruption to Blue Line and Expo Line service in downtown Los Angeles:

At 4:54 pm, the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) on the Blue and Expo lines just south of downtown was damaged. Currently, the lines are hanging low and there is no rail service on the Blue Line from 7th/Metro to Grand and on the Expo Line from 7th/Metro to 23rd Street. It is believed that the pantograph from a passing train damaged the OCS.

Work is ongoing to repair the OCS and it may take until the morning hours of Monday to complete the job.

The best way to get up-to-the-minute updates is the service alerts tab on the right side of metro.net’s home page or Metro’s Twitter feed.

Minor delays on subway expected throughout the day until close of service

Due to a damaged track switch just west of Union Station, inbound trains on the Metro Red and Purple Line must proceed at restricted speeds and will be delayed coming into Union Station up to 5 minutes. This is expected to continue throughout the day.

For those who need to transfer to Metrolink this afternoon, it is strongly recommended that you catch an earlier train so as not to miss your Metrolink connection.

Repairs will begin at 9 p.m. this evening. Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes from 9 p.m. to close of service. Purple Line trains will run from Wilshire/Western to Wilshire/Vermont only. Those continuing to Union Station will need to transfer to the Red Line at Wilshire/Vermont.